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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Medical Expenses (access required)

Where the trial court erroneously failed to include medical expenses for the children within the total child support expenses, the case must be remanded so that the trial court can determine the child support payment, including both a credit to ...

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Criminal – Limited Cross-Exam – Informant's Deal – Ongoing Investigation (access required)

Although the commonwealth asserted that the police officer could not answer defense counsel’s questions about his past use of the informant in this case because the officer’s answers might jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation, the trial court erred in refusing ...

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Domestic Relations (310338) (access required)

Withdrawal Of Husband’s Counsel Although the husband contends that the trial court induced his counsel to withdraw and then proceeded to conduct a significant hearing in the absence of counsel, the husband has failed to point to anything in the ...

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Criminal (310354) (access required)

Plea Agreement Enforcement Where defendant’s plea agreement stated that the cocaine charge would be disposed of under Va. Code § 18.2-251, with the case dismissed after one year if defendant violated no further laws, the trial court’s later imposition of ...

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Negligence – Workers' Comp – Comp Bar – Malfunctioning Elevator (access required)

Even though the hospital that employed plaintiff is contractually responsible for keeping the elevator pits clear and free of water, elevator maintenance nevertheless is not part of the hospital’s regular trade, business or occupation and so the hospital employee injured ...

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Tort – False Imprisonment – Emotional Distress – Forcible Drug Testing – Comp Bar (access required)

Where plaintiff, an airline customer service representative, alleges claims of false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from her employer’s actions of accusing her of illegal drug use, abducting her and forcing her to submit to drug testing, ...

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Employment – State Employee Grievance Procedure – Panel Hearing (access required)

Although plaintiff state employee was involuntarily transferred from one position to another which did not carry grievance-procedure protection under state personnel law, the transfer was not a ruse to eliminate plaintiff’s vested rights, and plaintiff does not have a right ...

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Civil Practice – Collateral Estoppel – Unlawful Detainer – Resulting Trust (access required)

Although defendant earlier won a general district court judgment against plaintiff in an unlawful detainer action, the earlier action does not estop plaintiff from now pursuing this circuit court action alleging that he and defendant formed a partnership to purchase ...

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