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Criminal – Witness Credibility – Alibi Defense (access required)

A defendant’s alibi defense was not credible to the trial judge, as fact finder, and the judge’s acceptance of the testimony of two other participants with defendant in a series of burglaries allows an affirmance of his burglary convictions. Haynes ...

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Criminal – Appeals – Rule 5A:18 (312103) (access required)

Because defendant did not raise his challenge to his indictment in the trial court, the Court of Appeals is barred under Rule 5A:18 from considering his claim that the indictment charging him with robbery of “U.S. currency” was fatally defective ...

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Domestic Relations – Visitation – 'Special Event' Visits (access required)

The parties’ property settlement agreement allowing the father to designate six “special event” days for extra visitation with his daughter may be invoked by the father for any “special event” he wants to attend with the children, provided he give ...

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Unemployment Comp (access required)

No Benefits For Strikers Although petitioners contend they are not active union members, they nevertheless cannot qualify for unemployment benefits because they were unemployed during a union strike of their company. There is no question that a labor dispute over ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support Reduction – Father's Job Change (access required)

Although a father testified that there was a “50-50 chance” his former employer would go out of business if the father had remained as an employee and not accepted another job, the father voluntarily left for a position with another ...

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Employment – Public Employee – Grievance Procedure – Social Worker (access required)

A Richmond social worker’s suit alleging that the city should have accepted her supervisor’s recommendation to downgrade the social worker’s discipline from a 10-day suspension to a serious reprimand is dismissed because the social worker has waived this issue in ...

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Workers' Comp – Neck Injury From Rock – Narcolepsy (access required)

An award of benefits is modified to provide for temporary total benefits for a three-day period due to a cervical injury that the claimant suffered when a rock struck him in the neck, and a partial disability award for an ...

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