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Civil Rights – Equal Protection – All-Male College – VMI (access required)

Where the appellate court, in reviewing the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to the males-only admissions policy at Virginia Military Institute, remanded the case to the district court to allow the commonwealth to adopt and implement a plan that conforms to ...

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Banks & Banking – Construction Loan – Duty To Inspect – Statute Of Limitations (access required)

Where plaintiff homeowners, who in 1984 obtained a three-way residential construction loan from defendant Resolution Trust Corporation’s predecessor bank, allege damages arising from the bank loan officer’s premature final payment to the contractor without allowing plaintiff owners to discover certain ...

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Landlord/Tenant – Commercial Lease – Notice Of Termination (access required)

Although the parties’ 1987 replacement lease omitted certain language regarding extension of the lease which was present in the parties’ 1978 lease. Parol evidence indicates the parties intended the language to remain. The 1978 lease provided the five-year lease would ...

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Criminal – Brady Material – Discrepancy In Defendant's Description (access required)

Where the undercover police officer, who had purchased cocaine from a man he previously had seen on approximately 12 occasions, identified defendant from a photographic lineup as the seller, and defendant at the time stood six feet two inches tall ...

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Criminal – Juror's Removal For Cause – Pretrial Publicity (access required)

Although the prospective juror was married to a Naval flight officer, the same employment as the victim, defendant’s husband whom she was accused of murdering, and although the juror acknowledged she had read articles written about the case prior to ...

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Workers' Comp – Causation – Multiple Injuries – Residual Work Capacity (access required)

Although claimant contends the commission erred in denying temporary total disability benefits for a four-month period in 1991, this court concludes the commission did not err because claimant did not meet his burden of proving his efforts to market his ...

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Workers' Comp – Notice Of Accident – Reasonable Excuse (access required)

Where claimant testified that at the time of his accident, he felt a “pop” in his back, that he told his co-worker on the trip back to Virginia that his back hurt, and that he took non-prescription medication for pain, ...

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