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RAWLS v. COMMONWEALTH (121806)

In a prosecution for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon under Code § 18.2-308.2(A), an amended warrant charging that the prior conviction was for a violent felony under Code § 17.2-805 did not alter the nature or character of the offense. The Court of Appeals correctly determined that the trial court did not err in allowing the trial to proceed on the amended warrant. The effect of defendant's purported waiver of indictment, sufficiency of the evidence of possession to support the conviction, and refusal of a mistrial based on an excessive sentence in the jury's initial verdict, are also discussed. The judgment is affirmed.

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RENKEY v. COUNTY BD. OF ARLINGTON COUNTY (121807)

In this zoning dispute, the circuit court erred by treating certain language in a county zoning ordinance as a preamble and not an operative part of the ordinance. The language in question sets out mandatory eligibility criteria for a certain zoning classification, and the county acted in direct violation of the ordinance by re-zoning certain property without first complying with the eligibility criteria. The re-zoning was void and of no effect. The circuit court?s judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings.

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THE COUNTRY VINTNER, INC. v. LOUIS LATOUR, INC. (121808)

In a civil case involving wholesale wine distributorships, it was error to dismiss with prejudice certain common law and statutory conspiracy claims as preempted by the Wine Franchise Act. While the trial court had jurisdiction over the claims and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board did not, certain issues in the case are more appropriately resolved by the Board under the doctrine of primary jurisdiction. The trial court should stay judicial proceedings until the agency has an opportunity to resolve matters within its special competence and any applicable appeals have concluded. The judgment is reversed and the case remanded for further proceedings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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DATTA v. FAIRFAX COUNTY

Summary affirmance ? trial court did not err in finding appellant?s child was neglected pursuant to Code Section 16.1-228(5) and in ordering custody of the child remain with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services

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