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Workers' Comp – Ordinary Disease – Asthma (access required)

Where the medical reports relating to claimant’s asthma were conflicting as to its psychological or physiological genesis, its relation to claimant’s 14-year history of tobacco abuse and the extent to which the condition was work-related, the commission did not err ...

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Contract – Home Repairs – Contractor's License (access required)

The court declines to reconsider its earlier ruling in which it sustained defendant’s plea in bar because the contractor conceded that, under Maryland law, he could not maintain an action for home repairs on a house in Maryland because he ...

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Domestic Relations – Venue – Inconsistent Statement (access required)

Where husband, on a motion to reconsider the court’s earlier ruling that venue was proper in Fairfax County, argues that wife alleged in her bill of complaint that husband and wife “last cohabited as husband and wife in Front Royal, ...

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Civil Practice – Administrative – Venue – Landfill Permit (access required)

In this appeal of an administrative decision issuing a landfill permit, although the intervenor seeks to change venue to the county in which the landfill is currently operating, there has been no timely objection to venue and the request for ...

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Criminal – Evidence – Victim's Taped Telephone Conversation With Rapist (access required)

Although a police investigator provided equipment for the rape victim to tape telephone conversations with defendant, the alleged rapist, who was an acquaintance of hers, and generally discussed with her how to tape conversations which might be incriminating, the secret ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support Increase – Father's Income Decrease (access required)

Although the father’s income has decreased somewhat since the earlier child support order based on the parties’ separation agreement, and although that agreement provides for the father to pay certain health and life insurance and college costs, the court nevertheless ...

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