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Workers' Comp (308548) (access required)

Unauthorized Medical Treatment Where claimant was not referred by his authorized treating physician to any of a number of other physicians from whom he sought treatment from 1982 through 1992, the employer is not liable for payments for medical expenses ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Classification Of Municipal Bond – Spousal Support – Reversal (access required)

The trial court erred in refusing to grant wife spousal support where she was 63 years old, unemployed and receiving only $390 per month in social security benefits while husband earned $4,723 per month, and wife suffers from back problems ...

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Corporate – Securities Fraud – Va. Securities Act – Director Liability (access required)

Where defendant investment firm led plaintiff and her deceased husband to believe that the firm would be paying $450,000 for 90 percent of the stock in a fried-chicken franchise restaurant, while plaintiff’s $50,000 would purchase 10 percent of the stock, ...

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Commercial – Foreclosure Sale – Notice & Advertising – Wrong Address – Sale Set Aside (access required)

Where the trustee’s advertisement of a foreclosure sale failed to state the correct address of the property and listed the address of a non-existent property seven miles away, this was not “substantial compliance” within the statute governing notice and advertisement ...

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Civil Practice – Award Of Costs – Transcript Costs (access required)

Although defendant seeks an award of costs including court reporting, expert witness and commissioner’s fees and other administrative costs, the court will award costs of $14,108.42 for transcript costs only under Va. Code § 14.1-178. The court will award defendants ...

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Labor & Employment – Va. Right-To-Work Law – Professional Athlete – Primary Employment Situs (access required)

Although the Washington Redskins professional football team, of which complainant is a member, plays at least half of its regular season games in the stadium in Washington, D.C., the complainant’s primary employment situs is not the District of Columbia, but ...

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Contract – Agency – Signature On Lease – Disclosed Principal (access required)

Where the defendant signed a lease for commercial property in the name of the “Washington Area Ministers’ Alliance: By Daniel Hall,” but he did not complete an additional page allowing for a notarized agreement by which the signing parties would ...

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Civil Practice – Joinder – Action For Unpaid Commissions – Other Claimant Against Escrow Fund (access required)

Where plaintiff is suing her former employer, a builder, for unpaid commissions, salary, bonuses and expenses, and the employer seeks to join another former employee who the builder contends also may be entitled to proceeds of an escrow account which ...

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