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DAVIS v. COMMONWEALTH (121811)

The judgment of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, which denied the defendant's petition for appeal from his conviction in a bench trial for object sexual penetration pursuant to Code § 18.2-67.2(A) over his contention that the evidence was insufficient to establish the necessary element of penetration owing to the fact that the victim, a law enforcement officer, was wearing pants and underwear at the time of the contact, is affirmed.

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BIO-MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF VA v. COSTON (121812)

In a medical malpractice case, after briefing and oral argument of defendant's motion for summary judgment concerning the absence of any expert witness supporting plaintiff's claims, the trial judge announced a ruling for the defendant and invited further comments of counsel. Plaintiff's attempt to take a nonsuit at that time came too late. The trial court's ruling allowing a nonsuit is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings.

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WHITE DOG PUBLISHING v. CULPEPER BD. OF SUP. (121813)

In considering certain newspaper publishers' application for a writ of mandamus, the circuit court erred in finding that a county board of supervisors did not violate the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by going into a closed session at a particular meeting and erred in failing to award reasonable costs and attorney's fees under the Act. Because the purpose of the closed session was not the formation or modifications of a procurement contract, it did not fall within FOIA's statutory public contract exemption under Code § 2.2-3711(A)(30), and special circumstances did not make an award of fees and costs unjust. The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded.

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HOFFMAN FAMILY, L.L.C. v. CITY OF ALEXANDRIA (121814)

The circuit court correctly concluded that a city's condemnation of land to relocate a box culvert for its storm water management system, deemed necessary by the city to permit private development of an adjoining parcel in a manner consistent with the city's comprehensive plan, was for a public use contemplated under Code § 15.2-2109. The fact that such condemnation benefits an adjoining property owner is irrelevant, since the condemned property will be used exclusively as part of a public utility system built and controlled by the city. The judgment is affirmed.

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ANGEL M. ANDERSON v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in convicting appellant of 1991 charges of rape, robbery, and forcible sodomy as appellant?s DNA matched DNA from the state?s DNA databank; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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DAVID JASON O?CONNELL v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence was sufficient to sustain appellant?s convictions of involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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UDAY PATEL v. LAVINA PATEL

Trial court did not err in classifying a portion of the investment in the residence, four bank accounts, and an investment account, as marital property, in valuing two of those bank accounts as of the separation date, and in awarding attorney?s fees to wife

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CLIFTON O. BALLARD, III v. BETHEL B. BALLARD

No reversible error in the trial court admitting evidence of negotiation and compromise between the parties; trial court erred by basing its division of the marital estate on a perceived economic hardship created by the divorce; judgment pertaining to the equitable distribution award is reversed and this matter is remanded to the trial court to reconsider the division of the marital property

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JAYNES v. COMMONWEALTH

This Court holds that the trial court had jurisdiction over this case and that Code Section 18.2-152.3:1 does not violate the First Amendment, does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, and is not unconstitutionally vague; appellant?s convictions are affirmed

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CLEVE CURRY v. CONSOL ENERGY, INC.

Summary affirmance ? commission did not err in finding that appellant specifically declined to allege his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an injury by accident and failed to prove that his PTSD constituted a compensable occupational disease

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JEREMY JAYNES v. COMMONWEALTH

This Court holds that the trial court had jurisdiction over this case and that Code Section 18.2-152.3:1 does not violate the First Amendment, does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, and is not unconstitutionally vague; appellant?s convictions are affirmed

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GIANT FOOD v. GRIFFIN

Summary affirmance ? no error in commission?s finding that claimant sustained her burden of proving ongoing disability and awarding her temporary total disability benefits based upon what employer claims are an incomplete medical diagnosis and inaccurate medical history

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CURRY v. CONSOL ENERGY

Summary affirmance ? commission did not err in finding that appellant specifically declined to allege his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an injury by accident and failed to prove that his PTSD constituted a compensable occupational disease

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NICKY NEOFOTIS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not abuse its discretion when admitting into evidence the bank records under the business records exception to the hearsay rule; trial court did not err in finding the evidence was sufficient to prove appellant had the required intent necessary to commit the crime of embezzlement; conviction affirmed

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WILLIAMS PATRICK PIERCE, II, S/K/A PATRICK WILLIAM PIERCE, II v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding that appellant violated the terms and conditions of his probation and revoking his previously suspended sentences; trial court erred in ordering appellant?s sentences to run consecutively rather than concurrently and in failing to credit appellant with six months incarceration previously served; judgment affirmed in part, reversed in part, and case remanded

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PIERCE v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding that appellant violated the terms and conditions of his probation and revoking his previously suspended sentences; trial court erred in ordering appellant?s sentences to run consecutively rather than concurrently and in failing to credit appellant with six months incarceration previously served; judgment affirmed in part, reversed in part, and case remanded

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DINGLER v. ROANOKE COLLEGE

Summary affirmance ? commission did not err in finding that appellant failed to prove he sustained a compensable injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment

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NEOFOTIS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not abuse its discretion when admitting into evidence the bank records under the business records exception to the hearsay rule; trial court did not err in finding the evidence was sufficient to prove appellant had the required intent necessary to commit the crime of embezzlement; conviction affirmed

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NEOFOTIS v. COMMONWEALTH (121403)

Trial court did not abuse its discretion when admitting into evidence the bank records under the business records exception to the hearsay rule; trial court did not err in finding the evidence was sufficient to prove appellant had the required intent necessary to commit the crime of embezzlement; conviction affirmed

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BRENDA S. NEOFOTIS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not abuse its discretion when admitting into evidence the bank records under the business records exception to the hearsay rule; trial court did not err in finding the evidence was sufficient to prove appellant had the required intent necessary to commit the crime of embezzlement; conviction affirmed

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ACCHIONE v. ACCHIONE

No error in trial court?s award of primary physical custody to father as the evidence was sufficient to support the award; trial court did not abuse its discretion in its consideration of the custody factors of Code Section 20-124.3

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BRENDA LEE FATTALEH v. COMMONWEALTH

This Court holds that the Commonwealth did not meet its burden to show either an express or de facto waiver of trial counsel by appellant; appellant?s conviction for misdemeanor disorderly conduct is reversed and the case is remanded

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