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Property – Taking – Petition To Amend Certificate (309872) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-256) Singh v. Gomar Domestic Relations Jurisdiction – Ex Parte Divorce Although wife (who lives in the State of Washington and has never lived with husband in Virginia, where he now resides and where he has filed ...

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Intellectual Property – Color Transparencies – Conversion – Bailment (309888) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-226) Warf v. Fields Civil Practice Sanctions – Failure To Supplement Answers – Alzheimer’s Disease Where plaintiff, who sued her deceased mother’s husband as executor of her mother’s estate to set aside certain conveyances her mother made ...

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Civil Practice – Pretrial Proceedings – Responsive Pleadings – Default Judgment (access required)

Where plaintiffs did not file a responsive pleading to defendants’ breach-of-contract counterclaim and defendants decided to seek a default judgment, the court declines to reconsider its denial of plaintiff’s motion to file a late answer. The motion to reconsider is ...

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Workers' Comp – Back Injury – Twisting In Chair (access required)

Although claimant stated that when he twisted to his right to reach his computer after taking a telephone call, he felt a “pop” in his back and later experienced pain radiating into his left leg, we find that claimant has ...

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Jurisdiction – Insurance – Declaratory Judgment – Discretion To Abstain (access required)

Although the federal district court had diversity jurisdiction over the insurance company’s declaratory judgment action under 28 U.S.C. § 1332, the court did not abuse its discretion in declining to decide whether plaintiff insurance company had to provide uninsured motorist ...

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Banks & Banking – RTC Foreclosure – FIRREA's Anti-Injunction Provision (access required)

Although the chairman of the failed savings and loan wants to enjoin the Resolution Trust Corporation’s foreclosure on the chairman’s house, which he purchased with a loan from the failed S&L, under the anti-injunction provision of the FIRREA statute, the ...

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Commercial – Cable TV Regulation – Common Carrier – Telephone Company (access required)

Where the City of Alexandria denied plaintiff telephone company’s application for a cable franchise on the ground that such a franchise would violate the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, 47 U.S.C. 533(b)(1), we affirm the district court ruling that ...

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Criminal (310085) (access required)

Subpoenas For Attorney Fee Records A grand jury’s issuance of two subpoenas for criminal defense attorney fee records was within the legitimate scope of the grand jury’s power to investigate the sudden acquisition of wealth by previously indigent persons suspected ...

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