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Workers' Comp – Jurisdiction – Number Of Employees (access required)

Where claimant was seeking to establish that the commission had jurisdiction over her claim because her employer regularly employed three or more people at the time of her 1990 accident, the commission did not abuse its discretion in holding inadmissible ...

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Criminal – Fair Trial – Peremptory Strikes – FBI Agent As Juror (access required)

Although the juror responded affirmatively to defense counsel’s initial general inquiry to veniremembers about involvement in law enforcement activities, but defense counsel did not follow up by making any specific inquiry of the jury, who later volunteered before the jury ...

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Domestic Relations – Divorce – Bifurcated Property Issues (access required)

Contrary to wife’s assertion, the trial court did not err in bifurcating the divorce issue from the property and spousal support issues under Code § 20-107.3 because of the husband’s poor health and the complexities of the parties’ property interests. ...

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Criminal – Driving After HO Order – Jurisdiction – Adjudication In Absentia (access required)

Although defendant claims Richmond Circuit Court lacked jurisdiction to find him an habitual offender because he was a resident of a Virginia jurisdiction other than Richmond at the time of the proceeding, testimony and evidence presented by the commonwealth regarding ...

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Workers' Comp (308587) (access required)

No Aggravation Of Prior Knee Injury Although claimant, a 48-year-old bus mechanic, suffered a work-related knee injury in June 1992, he had suffered from arthritis in that knee for years, was under ongoing care, and already had received recommendations for ...

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Wills & Trusts – Executor's Powers – Power To Sell Real Estate – Executor's Fees – Minor Beneficiaries (access required)

Where the testator’s will granted no fiduciary powers to the executor, but 1) directed his executor to pay the testator’s unsecured legal debts and the expenses of his last illness from the estate; 2) bequeathed all tangible personal property, stock ...

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Civil Practice (access required)

Driver’s License Restoration Where the Virginia Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in October 1992 certified three abstracts of petitioner’s traffic offenses to the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney as required by Va. Code § 46.2-352, but the commonwealth’s attorney has not acted on ...

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