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HICKS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err by denying appellant?s motion to suppress his statements to the police, admitting evidence of prior bad acts, and admitting photographs of the deceased victim and her fetus; judgment affirmed

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SLAYTON v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence sufficient to support appellant?s convictions for one count of statutory burglary, one count of aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of malicious wounding, and one count of assault and battery

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LANGE v. LANGE

Appeal dismissed as moot as husband and wife settled the dispute over the real property in their July 20, 2006 settlement agreement

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DARIUS T. HICKS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err by denying appellant?s motion to suppress his statements to the police, admitting evidence of prior bad acts, and admitting photographs of the deceased victim and her fetus; judgment affirmed

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RAAB v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s motion to suppress; appellant?s conviction for driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, is affirmed

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ROBERT LESLIE SLAYTON v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence sufficient to support appellant?s convictions for one count of statutory burglary, one count of aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of malicious wounding, and one count of assault and battery

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CUNNINGHAM v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial judge erred in denying the motion to suppress the evidence found in appellant?s house pursuant to the search warrant as the search warrant was not supported by probable cause; appellant?s conviction for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute is reversed and the case is remanded to the trial court

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RIDLEY v. CHESAPEAKE

As this case does not satisfy the ends of justice exception to Rule 5A:18, trial court?s decision terminating appellant?s residual parental rights to his minor son is affirmed

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YAP v. COMMONWEALTH

This Court finds that the trial court did not err in not remanding this case to the district court for resolution and that the trial court did not interpret Code Sections 18.2-266 and 18.2-269 as rebuttable presumptions; appellant?s conviction is affirmed

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VICTOR GARNETTE CUNNINGHAM v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial judge erred in denying the motion to suppress the evidence found in appellant?s house pursuant to the search warrant as the search warrant was not supported by probable cause; appellant?s conviction for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute is reversed and the case is remanded to the trial court

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SOWERS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in denying the pre-trial motion to suppress evidence pursuant to a search warrant and in applying the good faith exception of United States v. Leon; appellant?s conviction of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute is affirmed

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EDWARD YAP v. COMMONWEALTH

This Court finds that the trial court did not err in not remanding this case to the district court for resolution and that the trial court did not interpret Code Sections 18.2-266 and 18.2-269 as rebuttable presumptions; appellant?s conviction is affirmed

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CHARITY v. COMMONWEALTH

As sufficient evidence exists to find appellant guilty of the charge of conspiracy to commit escape from prison, appellant?s conviction of conspiracy is affirmed

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JOHN EUGENE SOWERS, JR. v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in denying the pre-trial motion to suppress evidence pursuant to a search warrant and in applying the good faith exception of United States v. Leon; appellant?s conviction of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute is affirmed

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CHRISTOPHER L. LUCIANO v. CITY OF HAMPTON DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Trial court did not err in terminating appellant?s residual parental rights to his son as the department of social services presented clear and convincing evidence satisfying the statutory requirements of Code Section 16.1-283(C)(2) and establishing that termination of appellant?s residual parental rights was in the child?s best interests

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LUCIANO v. CITY OF HAMPTON

Trial court did not err in terminating appellant?s residual parental rights to his son as the department of social services presented clear and convincing evidence satisfying the statutory requirements of Code Section 16.1-283(C)(2) and establishing that termination of appellant?s residual parental rights was in the child?s best interests

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APAC-ATLANTIC, INC. v. GENERAL INSURANCE CO.

Under the Virginia Public Procurement Act, actions on payment bonds relating to general construction projects under contracts awarded by the Virginia Department of Transportation must be brought within the one-year limitations period contained in Code § 2.2-4341(C). Accordingly, where a plaintiff subcontractor finished work on certain roadway improvement projects more than one year before filing the present litigation, the circuit court did not err in granting the defendant surety company's motion for summary judgment and entering judgment in its favor. The judgment of the circuit court is affirmed.

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BUDD v. PUNYANITYA

In a medical malpractice case, the trial court correctly applied Code § 8.01-401.1 to bar a party from introducing certain statements contained in published medical literature because the statements had not been provided to the opposing party 30 days prior to trial. The judgment is affirmed.

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SELECT MANAGEMENT RESOURCES v. THE RUNNYMEDE CORP.

Under a commercial lease in which the tenant covenanted not to make any alterations or improvements without prior written permission of the landlord, painting the exterior of the leased structure with a color scheme that will cost over $18,000 to return to pre-lease condition at the end of the tenancy constituted an alteration requiring the landlord's prior permission. The judgment of the trial court denying the tenant's request for an injunction is affirmed.

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COMMONWEALTH v. RAMSDELL

Trial court?s judgment granting the motion to suppress evidence obtained during the search of appellee?s car is affirmed and the case is remanded to the trial court

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PHILLIPS v. MAZYCK

The circuit court erred in sustaining a plea in bar and ordering the parties to arbitrate a plaintiff?s personal injury claim because the record failed to establish that the parties mutually assented to the terms of a purported arbitration agreement. The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for a trial on the merits.

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JORDAN v. COMMONWEALTH

Because the evidence was insufficient to sustain an accused's convictions of possession with the intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance in violation of Code § 18.2-248 and felonious obstruction of justice in violation of Code § 18.2-460(C), the judgment of the Court of Appeals of Virginia is reversed and the indictments are dismissed.

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WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY v. PETA

In protracted civil litigation, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in imposing monetary sanctions against six attorneys and their law firms under Code § 8.01-271.1 for filing unfounded motions to vacate a rule to show cause and seeking recusal of the trial judge. Nor was there error in revoking the pro hac vice admission of one of those attorneys. The trial court's judgment is affirmed.

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SEYMOUR v. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA

In litigation concerning a municipality's consideration of a re-subdivision application involving a residential neighborhood lot, the trial court correctly ruled that the controlling ordinance provision did not permit the municipality to consider improvements intended for the affected property, but erred in affirming the municipality's disapproval of the application. The trial court's judgment is affirmed in part and reversed in part, and the case is remanded for entry of an appropriate order.

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CONLEY v. COMMONWEALTH

In an appeal arising from a prosecution for abduction with intent to defile and forcible sodomy, the Court of Appeals correctly held that the trial court did not err in allowing a licensed clinical social worker to testify as an expert witness regarding her diagnosis that the crime victim suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.

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REIFMAN v. GORSEN (ORDER)

There is no reversible error in the judgment of the Circuit Court in a medical malpractice action in which plaintiff's counsel did not move the court to admit a particular exhibit until after the evidence was closed, the parties had rested, an alternate juror had been excused, the court had instructed the jury, and the jury had retired to consider its verdict. Even if the exhibit might properly have been admitted into evidence, the trial court was given no timely opportunity to do so. A motion to admit evidence after the evidence has been closed comes too late. The judgment is affirmed.

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YOUNG v. COMMONWEALTH

The Court of Appeals erred in remanding a robbery case for a new sentencing proceeding under Code § 19.2-295.1 ? rather than ordering a new trial on all issues ? where the reversible error lay in the erroneous admission of evidence of other crimes during the guilt phase of a defendant?s trial. The judgment is reversed, and the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals for further remand to the circuit court for a new trial on the robbery indictment, if the Commonwealth be so advised.

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IN RE: MOSELEY

A circuit court had jurisdiction to revoke an attorney's privilege to practice before it, and courts are not required to list with specificity the factual basis for issuing a rule to show cause why such privilege should not be revoked. Thus, an attorney's contrary arguments are deemed meritless, and where the record shows that the attorney received adequate notice of the conduct that the circuit court would consider in deciding whether to revoke his privilege to practice before that court, no error is found in the judgment revoking such privilege. The judgment is affirmed.

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PHILIP MORRIS v. THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

Code § 62.1-44.29 provides for representational standing, by an appropriate entity, to seek judicial review of a case decision by the State Water Control Board, as well as for individual standing. In the present case the petition by a foundation dedicated to preservation of the Chesapeake Bay adequately establishes, for purposes of surviving demurrers filed by a manufacturer and the Commonwealth, its representational and individual standing to seek judicial review of the Board?s decision to renew a wastewater discharge permit for the manufacturer's facility. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is affirmed.

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