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Criminal – Grand Larceny – Value Of Property – Sufficiency – Reversal (access required)

Where the commonwealth presented at defendant’s trial for grand larceny evidence of the purchase price of a stolen laptop computer and printer and photographs of other stolen items, there was insufficient evidence of the value of the stolen property and ...

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Criminal – DUI – Certificate Of Analysis – Chain Of Custody (access required)

Although the laboratory technician who tested defendant’s blood sample in this DUI case received the sample from a mailroom technician who delivered it to him for testing, the certificate of analysis in which the lab technician attested to his receipt ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Wife's New Job (access required)

Although the husband claims evidence indicated the wife was able, through her recently acquired teaching position, to meet her current expenses, the chancellor did not err in awarding wife spousal support of $600 per month, based on the subjective needs ...

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Commercial – Contract – Mechanic's Lien – Civil Practice – Nonsuit (access required)

The tolling provision of the Virginia nonsuit statute does not apply to allow complainants additional time to refile their bills to enforce mechanics’ liens in these two cases. Each memorandum of mechanic’s lien in these two matters was filed in ...

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Contract – Banks & Banking – Good Faith Duty (access required)

Although plaintiff alleges that during the term of its loan to him the bank modified its original documents and requirements on numerous occasions to accommodate him, and that the bank’s alleged repudiation of the terms of one of those extensions ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Financial Partnership (access required)

Where the evidence indicates the husband and wife had a four and one-half year relationship, which the court terms a “failed financial partnership during which the parties became increasingly suspicious of each other’s motives and actions,” and wife made a ...

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Tort/Negligence – Workers' Comp Bar – Physical Therapist – Sexual Harassment By Patient (access required)

Where plaintiff, a physical therapist, alleges that defendant, the physician who employed her, knew of and failed to protect her from unwelcome sexual advances, remarks and touchings by one of their patients, plaintiff’s tort suit is barred because her exclusive ...

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