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Workers' Comp – Ordinary Disease – Carpal Tunnel – Seamstress (access required)

Although claimant first began suffering her carpal tunnel symptoms while employed as a seamstress with defendant, her former work as a cake decorator exposed her to causative factors outside her employment, and her carpal tunnel syndrome therefore is an ordinary ...

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Domestic Relations (309745) (access required)

Denial Of Custody Change To Mother Although the trial court agreed that the father’s remarriage and the presence of a new stepfamily in the home constituted a change in circumstances warranting a second look at the father’s custody of the ...

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Domestic Relations – Divorce Grounds – Cruelty – Husband's Abuse (access required)

Where wife presented medical records corroborating her complaints of husband’s physical abuse, as well as testimony from a witness who had seen wife after she had been beaten several times and who observed that wife was afraid of husband, the ...

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Property – Real Estate Sale – Fraud – Power Line Easement – Va. Consumer Protection Act (309809) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-199) Tanson v. Radulescu Domestic Relations Paternity – Choice Of Law – Biological Father’s Intervention Where the mother encouraged and promoted a father-son relationship between her husband, who was sterile, and the son she had conceived through ...

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Property – Residential Property Disclosure Act – Termite Damage (309825) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-092) Pederson v. Pederson Domestic Relations Equitable Distribution – Dissipation – Hybrid Property Although the husband used much of the $280,142 he withdrew from an Individual Retirement Account after the parties’ separation for normal family expenses, the ...

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Commercial – Guarantees – Statute Of Frauds – Signed Writings (309841) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-246) Dyer v. Hart Wills & Trusts New Will – Revocation – Distribution Scheme Lacking – Intestate Succession Where the drafter of the document in question though that the testator intended only to appoint a new executor ...

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Contract – Existence Of Contract – Demurrer Standard (access required)

Although defendant demurs to this breach-of-contract suit on the ground that none of the three contracts plaintiff attached to the pleadings are enforceable and that the contracts ultimately amounted to an unaccepted counteroffer by defendant, the court concludes that a ...

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