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Domestic Relations – Divorce Grounds – Cruelty – Husband's Abuse (access required)

Where wife presented medical records corroborating her complaints of husband’s physical abuse, as well as testimony from a witness who had seen wife after she had been beaten several times and who observed that wife was afraid of husband, the ...

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Property – Real Estate Sale – Fraud – Power Line Easement – Va. Consumer Protection Act (309809) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-199) Tanson v. Radulescu Domestic Relations Paternity – Choice Of Law – Biological Father’s Intervention Where the mother encouraged and promoted a father-son relationship between her husband, who was sterile, and the son she had conceived through ...

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Property – Residential Property Disclosure Act – Termite Damage (309825) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-092) Pederson v. Pederson Domestic Relations Equitable Distribution – Dissipation – Hybrid Property Although the husband used much of the $280,142 he withdrew from an Individual Retirement Account after the parties’ separation for normal family expenses, the ...

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Commercial – Guarantees – Statute Of Frauds – Signed Writings (309841) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-246) Dyer v. Hart Wills & Trusts New Will – Revocation – Distribution Scheme Lacking – Intestate Succession Where the drafter of the document in question though that the testator intended only to appoint a new executor ...

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Contract – Existence Of Contract – Demurrer Standard (access required)

Although defendant demurs to this breach-of-contract suit on the ground that none of the three contracts plaintiff attached to the pleadings are enforceable and that the contracts ultimately amounted to an unaccepted counteroffer by defendant, the court concludes that a ...

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Intellectual Property – Color Transparencies – Conversion – Bailment (309889) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-151) Anderson v. Sharma Civil Practice Frivolous Suits – Pre-Filing Review Where plaintiff’s many harassing and vindictive suits against members of the Fairfax judiciary and other defendants have disrupted and abused the judicial system, plaintiff shall be ...

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Contract – Essential Terms – Negotiation Letter (access required)

Where plaintiff bank wrote to defendant regarding his attempt to renegotiate a loan, and the letter communicated alternative transaction amendments, stated that the loan documents would have to be modified and asked defendant to contact the bank, the letter represented ...

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Workers' Comp – Back Injury – Emergency Room Treatment (access required)

Where claimant had been under treatment for ongoing, work-related back pain, and the emergency room report submitted by claimant merely reflects ongoing complaints of back pain, claimant has not established a need for emergency room treatment or shown any referral ...

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