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O'Neill v. Windshire-Copeland Associates

In responding to a certified question of law, it is held that a personal injury plaintiff's contributory negligence in connection with a fall from an apartment balcony may be relied upon by the defendant apartment owner even where the protective railing of the balcony does not comply with municipal building code height requirements.

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Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. v. Sleigh

In a declaratory judgment proceeding, the trial court correctly concluded that an uninsured motorist's use of a car door to injure the insured was a use of the uninsured vehicle "as a vehicle" such that uninsured motorist coverage was applicable under Code § 38.2-2206 and the terms of the injured insured's own motor vehicle insurance policy. The judgment is affirmed.

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Maitland v. Allen

The trial court correctly held that partition could not be compelled by a life tenant of certain properties as against holders of the remainder interests in the properties. Denial of summary judgment on the life tenant's partition claim against another life tenant was not an appealable order. The judgment is affirmed in part and remanded.

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Commissary Concepts Mgmt. Corp. v. Mziguir

The evidence in an action for malicious prosecution was insufficient as a matter of law to support a finding that a prosecution against the plaintiff was instituted without probable cause. Thus, the trial court erred in denying the defendant's motion to strike the evidence and motion to set aside the jury verdict. The judgment is reversed, and final judgment is entered for the defendant.

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Bullard v. Alfonso

In a personal injury case, the trial court erred in excluding evidence of lost income allegedly suffered by the plaintiff, whose employer continued to pay him his regular salary during the period of his disability. The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for a new trial limited to the issue of damages.

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Perel v. Brannan

The judgment in a suit involving restrictive covenants for building set-backs and buffer areas in a residential subdivision is affirmed in part and reversed in part, and the case is remanded. Issues are addressed with respect to specific enforcement of covenants, approvals by an architectural review committee under a recorded declaration, failure to plead claims for particular equitable relief, various equitable defenses, and the award of attorneys' fees.

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Dyer v. Dairyland Insurance Co.

A personal injury plaintiff's recovery for the negligence of one tortfeasor under the liability provision of a motor vehicle insurance policy did not preclude her recovery under the underinsured motorist provision of the same policy for the negligence of a joint tortfeasor. The trial court erred in ruling to the contrary on summary judgment. The judgment is reversed and final judgment is entered for the plaintiff.

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Jackson (Jerald) v. Commonwealth

An anonymous tip lacked sufficient indicia of reliability to justify an investigatory stop of a vehicle in which defendant was a passenger. Thus, the stop and subsequent search of the defendant were illegal, and the trial court erred in refusing to grant pre-trial suppression of the firearm and narcotics evidence seized. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed, and the indictments are dismissed.

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Commonwealth v. Hicks

In a proceeding remanded from the United States Supreme Court, it is held that a redevelopment and housing authority's trespass policy is not void for vagueness under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and that the authority's policy does not violate a defendant's right of intimate association guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed and final judgment is entered affirming the defendant's trespass conviction.

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BUDNICK v. BUDNICK

The trial court did not err in adopting the commissioner's report; in its equitable distribution award, including a separate monetary award to wife; in its refusal to impute income to wife; or in its award of attorney's fee to wife.

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Cooner v. Cooner

The trail court did not err in finding a material change of circumstances that warranted a review of the custody of G.C. and B.C., giving undue influence to the preferences of G.C. and B.C., and finding the evidence sufficient to award custody of N.B and T.B. to husband, who was a non-parent.

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Gray v. COMMONWEALTH

The evidence was sufficient for the trial court to find that appellant willfully, wantonly and culpably inflicted serious injury on his son such that he demonstrated a reckless disregard for human life.

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Hicks v. COMMONWEALTH

No error in the trial court's pretrial amendment of the indictment or its final judgment finding appellant guilty of statutory burglary.

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Branch v. COMMONWEALTH

Evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that appellant maliciously and intentionally struck the victim in the face without provacation with the intent to inflict serious injury.

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Wyche v. COMMONWEALTH

The trial court did not err in finding that the victim's death was caused by appellant's unlawful and criminally negligent conduct.

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WILLIAMS v. COMMONWEATH

Evidence was sufficient to prove appellant possessed cocaine with the intent to distribute it. Police properly impounded the vehicle appellant was driving because he could neither produce proof of ownership nor a valid driver's license.

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McKenney v. COMMONWEALTH

Appellant's motions were filed more than twenty-one days after the entry of the final sentencing order entered on December 18, 2001, the trial court did not err in dismissing for lack of jurisdiction appeallant's motion to modify his sentence and to reconsider the denial of his motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

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Hicks v. COMMONWEALTH

Sufficient evidence supports appellant's conviction of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The trial court did not err in convicting appelant for this offense.

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Orbe v. Johnson

The trial court did not err in refusing injunctive relief staying appellant's execution because it lacked power to grant such relief and because a declaratory judgment action could not serve as the vehicle for obtaining such relief, due to the removal of appellant's claimed constitutional issues from actual controversy by operation of a statute under which he was deemed to have selected the method of his execution. Appellant's appeal and his request for a stay of execution are denied.

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