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Workers' Comp – Occupational Disease – Transverse Myelitis – Treating Physician's Opinion – Permanent Partial Disability (access required)

Where claimant’s treating physician examined claimant twice in 1992 and performed objective tests on her sensory nerves, whereas the employer’s physician only examined claimant once, the treating physician’s medical report and his credible testimony support the commission’s award of permanent ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Modification – Res Judicata (access required)

Although the trial court found that the first dismissal of the request for spousal support modification was not a ruling on the merit and therefore could not operate as a res judicata bar to the second request, we hold that ...

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Criminal – Cocaine Possession – Baggies In Backseat Of Patrol Car (access required)

Where defendant was arrested on an unrelated warrant and transported to the police station in the backseat of a police vehicle, and a package with cocaine was discovered in the backseat of the police vehicle during a routine search after ...

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Workers' Comp – Ordinary Disease – Carpal Tunnel – Seamstress (access required)

Although claimant first began suffering her carpal tunnel symptoms while employed as a seamstress with defendant, her former work as a cake decorator exposed her to causative factors outside her employment, and her carpal tunnel syndrome therefore is an ordinary ...

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Domestic Relations (309745) (access required)

Denial Of Custody Change To Mother Although the trial court agreed that the father’s remarriage and the presence of a new stepfamily in the home constituted a change in circumstances warranting a second look at the father’s custody of the ...

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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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