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Shipman v. Kruck

A cause of action for legal malpractice accrued at the time of the attorney's breach, subject to the continuous representation rule. Therefore, the plaintiffs had three years from the end of the attorney's representation of them in which to file their claim. Since the action was commenced almost three years and eight months later, the trial court did not err in granting the defendant's plea in bar of the statute of limitations. The judgment is affirmed. (Revised 3/31/04)

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Kingsbur v. Commonwealth

The trial court correctly concluded that, in spite of its being in a state of disrepair, a handgun that was found in the defendant's possession was a firearm for purposes of Code &#167 18.2-308.2 and did not err in refusing to grant the defendant's motion to strike the evidence supporting his conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The judgment of the Court of Appeals upholding the defendant's conviction is affirmed.

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Elliott (Larry) v. Commonwealth

The automatic review of defendant's death sentence is consolidated with appeal of his capital murder and other non-capital convictions. Upon considering the issues raised by the defendant and conducting the mandated review of the imposition of the death penalty in this case, no error is found in the judgment of the trial court. The judgment and the sentence of death are affirmed. (Revised 3/31/04)

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King George Serv. Authority v. Presidential Servic

The circuit court was correct in specifically enforcing an agreement for the purchase of a private water company's existing water system by a county service authority under an agreement ratified by the authority's board, but erred in directing the authority to purchase other water and sewer system facilities because there was no resolution of the authority's board authorizing or ratifying a further agreement. The decree is affirmed in part and reversed in part.

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Harrison-Wyatt LLC v. Ratliff

The trial court correctly ruled that where a surface owner of a tract of land, or his predecessor-in-title, has conveyed all the coal in and under his land, title to the coal bed methane gas in the tract has not passed to the coal owner along with the coal. The trial court's judgment is affirmed. (Revised 4/1/04)

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Commonwealth v. Duncan

The Court of Appeals erred in reversing a circuit court's holding that a defendant's acts and omissions in the care of his six-month- old son were "so gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life" under Code &#167 18.2-371.1. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed and the defendant's conviction for child abuse and neglect is reinstated in accordance with the circuit court's judgment order.

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Gambrell v. City of Norfolk

In a personal injury action involving a "slip and fall" accident on snow and ice in a municipal parking lot, the evidence was sufficient to support the circuit court's decision sustaining the city's special plea of sovereign immunity since the action related to governmental functions after a major snow storm.

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Washington v. United Parcel Service

In a workers' compensation appeal, the Court of Appeals erred in addressing an issue of causal connection that was not properly before that court and not properly before the Commission. As a result, there was no basis for concluding that the claimant would be unjustly enriched by receiving benefits to which he was not entitled. A prior award of benefits remains valid, and the refusal to assess a 20% penalty was error. The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings. (Revised 3/8/04)

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The Dunbar Group LLC v. Tignor

In litigation involving the requested expulsion of a member of a limited liability company and an application for judicial dissolution of that entity, the trial court's judgment is affirmed in part, reversed in part, and final judgment is entered.

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Wright v. Kaye

In a medical malpractice action, the trial court erred in striking the plaintiff's expert witnesses and granting summary judgment for the defendant doctor. The court also erred in failing to grant certain in limine motions to exclude the discussions about risks of surgery and to bar certain hearsay statements. Other in limine motions were correctly decided. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded for further proceedings.

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Lewis v. Commonwealth

No error is found in a review of the sentences of death imposed upon defendant after her guilty plea to charges of capital murder for hire in violation of Code &#167 18.2-31(2), robbery and related firearms offenses. There is no reason to commute the death sentences, and the judgment of the circuit court is affirmed.

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COMMONWEALTH v. JACKSON

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. COMMONWEALTH v. JACKSON PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, and Lemons, JJ., and ...

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COMMONWEALTH v. MINOR

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. COMMONWEALTH v. MINOR Present: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Koontz, Kinser, and Lemons, JJ., ...

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JACKSON v. COMMONWEALTH

VA Supreme Court JACKSON v. COMMONWEALTH Jan 16, 2004 NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. JACKSON v. COMMONWEALTH Present: ...

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RAWLINGS v. LOPEZ

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. RAWLINGS v. LOPEZ VIRGINIA: In the Supreme Court of Virginia held at the ...

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HINES v. KUPLINSKI

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. HINES v. KUPLINSKI VIRGINIA: In the Supreme Court of Virginia Held at the ...

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TAZEWELL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. BROWN

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. TAZEWELL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. BROWN Present: Hassell, C.J., Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and ...

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ALGER v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. ALGER v. COMMONWEALTH PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and Agee, JJ., ...

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JONES, et al. v. PEACOCK, et al.

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. JONES, et al. v. PEACOCK, et al. PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, ...

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WHITE v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. WHITE v. COMMONWEALTH Present: All the JusticesRecord No. 030476 michael maurice white v. ...

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JOHNSON v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. JOHNSON v. COMMONWEALTH PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and Agee, JJ., ...

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WRIGHT v. ECKHARDT

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. WRIGHT v. ECKHARDT Present: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and Agee, JJ., ...

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COMMONWEALTH v. JONES

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. COMMONWEALTH v. JONES PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, and Lemons, JJ., and ...

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POWELL v. COMMONWEALTH

VA Supreme Court POWELL v. COMMONWEALTH Jan 16, 2004 NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. POWELL v. COMMONWEALTH Present: ...

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McMINN v. ROUNDS, et al.

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. MCMINN v. ROUNDS, et al. PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and ...

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BLEVINS v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. BLEVINS v. COMMONWEALTH PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, and Lemons, JJ., and ...

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HUDSON v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. HUDSON v. COMMONWEALTH PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and Agee, JJ., ...

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HUDSON v. COMMONWEALTH (58634)

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. HUDSON v. COMMONWEALTH Present: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and Agee, JJ., ...

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FREDERICK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. HANNAH, et al.

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. FREDERICK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD v. HANNAH, et al. PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, ...

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JONES v. COMMONWEALTH, et al.

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. JONES v. COMMONWEALTH, et al. PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Kinser, Lemons, and ...

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PEASE v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. PEASE v. COMMONWEALTH PRESENT: Hassell, C.J., Lacy, Keenan, Koontz, and Lemons, JJ., and ...

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JACKSON v. COMMONWEALTH

NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. JACKSON v. COMMONWEALTH Present: All the Justices Record Nos. 030749 & 030750KENT JERMAINE ...

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