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Insurance – UM – UIM – Stacking – Waiver (access required)

Where the father and son injured in a common auto accident had UIM coverage under separate policies as well as under a common household policy, the trial court did not err in “stacking” each of the three policies prior to ...

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Appeals – Procedural Bar – Rule 5:25 (access required)

Where defendants, a commercial lessee and six guarantors on the lease, filed a notice of appeal from an April 21, 1993 order in favor of the lessor in this case, on May 13, 1993, but the notice was dated May ...

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Criminal – Driving After HO Adjudication – Investigatory Stop – Expired License Plate (access required)

Where defendant’s vehicle initially was stopped because the officer observed that his license plate appeared to have expired, and a DMV check then revealed that defendant was an habitual offender, the original stop did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. ...

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Domestic Relations – Joint Custody – Guardian Ad Litem (access required)

The trial court did not err in refusing to grant joint physical and legal custody of the minor daughter to both parties because of the hostility between the parents. Here, conflict and enmity between the parents, accompanied by an inability ...

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Criminal – Credit Card Theft – Speedy Trial – Nolle Prosequi – Reindictment (access required)

Although defendant contends the commonwealth, in dismissing the original credit card theft charges against her and reindicting her, acted only to circumvent statutory speedy trial requirements, the trial court did not err in concluding the commonwealth acted properly in attempting ...

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Criminal – Detainer – Armed Robbery Sentence (access required)

Although defendant argues that the trial court should have dismissed the armed robbery and firearm charges against him because his presence in Virginia was not obtained in compliance with the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, Va. Code § § 53.1-210 to ...

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Workers' Comp – Injury By Accident – Causation – Knee Injury (access required)

Where plaintiff miner described an incident where he was sitting on the mine floor pulling cable and when he arose from the sitting position, he experienced excruciating pain in his left knee, which locked up, claimant’s testimony, corroborated by the ...

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

Where claimant sustained sudden low back pain while lifting a tire and he continued to work for five weeks after the injury, taking only non-prescription pain medication, but as his pain worsened, he notified his supervisor of the earlier incident ...

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