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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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Intellectual Property – Color Transparencies – Conversion – Bailment (309889) (access required)

1994 V.C.C. (VLW 094-8-151) Anderson v. Sharma Civil Practice Frivolous Suits – Pre-Filing Review Where plaintiff’s many harassing and vindictive suits against members of the Fairfax judiciary and other defendants have disrupted and abused the judicial system, plaintiff shall be ...

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Contract – Essential Terms – Negotiation Letter (access required)

Where plaintiff bank wrote to defendant regarding his attempt to renegotiate a loan, and the letter communicated alternative transaction amendments, stated that the loan documents would have to be modified and asked defendant to contact the bank, the letter represented ...

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Workers' Comp – Back Injury – Emergency Room Treatment (access required)

Where claimant had been under treatment for ongoing, work-related back pain, and the emergency room report submitted by claimant merely reflects ongoing complaints of back pain, claimant has not established a need for emergency room treatment or shown any referral ...

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Criminal – Firearms Possession – Civil Rights Restoration – W. Va. Law (access required)

Where the district court dismissed defendant’s indictment charging him with possession of firearms as a felon because the court concluded defendant’s civil rights had been restored by a West Virginia state court’s probation discharge order, the dismissal is reversed and ...

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Criminal – Drug Conspiracy – Money Laundering – Venue (access required)

Although the trial court, in refusing to dismiss the money laundering charge against defendant, may have betrayed confusion about the statute’s requirement that subjective knowledge that the money used in the laundering transaction came from an illegal source, the evidence ...

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Civil Practice – Claim Preclusion – Civil Rights – State Employee Termination (access required)

Although a Maryland state administrative agency found for plaintiff, a former employee of the City of Baltimore, on his substantive claim of illegal termination, this unreviewed state administrative claim does not, under the federal common law of claim preclusion, foreclose ...

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