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Domestic Relations – PSA – Reimbursement Of Wife – Husband's Separate Debt – Lien On Marital Residence (access required)

Dueling “hold harmless” provisions in the parties’ property settlement agreement allow the wife to require husband to reimburse her for paying off a note secured by the marital home, that husband had separately pledged as restitution for his larceny from ...

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Workers' Comp – Limitations – Change In Condition (access required)

Claimant’s application for a change in condition was too late under Va. Code § 65.2-708(A) because the 24-month period under that statute runs from the “last day for which compensation was paid,” not from the last day on which compensation ...

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Workers' Comp – Occupational Disease – Epicondylitis – School Nurse (access required)

A school nurse who frequently used her left hand to obtain, open and close three-ring binders containing records on 1,100 students is entitled to workers’ comp benefits for her left lateral epicondylitis, or “tennis elbow.” Award affirmed. Henrico County Sch. ...

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Workers' Comp – Medical Payments – Knee Injury – Referral For Evaluation (access required)

An employer must pay for claimant’s treatment by an internist, even though the employer maintains that the referral was for evaluation for surgery, not for continued treatment. It matters not that the treating physician purportedly limited his original referral to ...

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Evidence (access required)

Other Crimes At defendant’s trial for robbery and first-degree murder, the court did not err in allowing evidence of defendant’s subsequent arrest on unrelated charges; we find that any error caused by the court’s rulings was harmless. Rambert v. Commonwealth ...

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Workers' Comp – Light-Duty Work – Change In Condition (access required)

The employer failed to prove that claimant had improved to the point of being able to perform sedentary or light-duty work, and the application for a change in condition is denied. Based upon the lack of a release from the ...

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Workers' Comp – City Fire Marshal – Hypertension (access required)

In compensating this city fire marshal, the commission did not err when it held that the employer’s assumption that the claim was compensable, together with the fact that the investigation of the claim continued for more than eight months even ...

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