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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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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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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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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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Jordan v. Jordan

The trial court considered wife's current needs and husband's current ability to pay prior to modifying the amount of spousal support, no error or abuse of discretion in the trial court's award.

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Harris v. Harris

The evidence was sufficient to retrace the husband's separate property,and, therefore, the trial judge's decision is reversed.

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Orbe v. Warden

A petition for writ of habeas corpus attempting to challenge the constitutionality of Virginia's lethal injection protocol is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction where the petition failed to challenge petitioner's death sentence and either the fact or the duration of petitioner's imprisonment, and did not seek a determination that petitioner was entitled to an immediate or speedier release.

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Orbe v. Johnson

The trial court correctly dismissed appellant's declaratory judgment action seeking an adjudication that Virginia's lethal injection protocol violates the Constitution of Virginia and a permanent injunction preventing the use of such protocol in carrying out his execution where appellant was deemed, by operation of statute, to have selected lethal injection rather than electrocution as the method of his execution. Appellant's petition for appeal and motions attendant thereto are denied.

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Payne v. COMMONWEALTH

The first two issues are procedually barred. The third issue, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the contested testimony.

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