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TARANTINI v. ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY DEPT OF SOCIAL SVCS (120246)

No error in trial court?s termination of appellant?s parental rights; evidence supports the trial court?s conclusion that the department of social services met its burden of investigating placement with a family member and that placement of the child with grandmother was not appropriate

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SCAGNELLI v. HART

No error in trial court?s award of post-judgment interest at the judgment rate on the child support arrearage established by the final divorce decree

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GUTHRIE v. REDD

Appeal dismissed as there is no final appealable order addressing appellant?s ?Motion for Arrears? and the record on appeal is insufficient to determine whether the trial court erred by terminating appellee?s spousal support obligation

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MINTON & ROBERSON v. WYNTER

Commission did not err in finding the evidence sufficient that claimant cured his unjustified refusal of selective employment, computing the temporary partial disability benefits, and not remanding the case to the deputy commissioner for further factual finding

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MATTHEW J. LATHRAM v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial judge did not abuse his discretion by imposing lifetime probation as a condition of sentence suspension; matter remanded to trial court to correct error in the sentence imposed on appellant?s conviction of possession with intent to distribute marijuana as that sentence exceeds the statutory maximum; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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ROWLEY v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s motion to dismiss the breath test refusal charge as Code Section 18.2-268.3 does not compel testimonial evidence in breach of the Fifth Amendment or authorize an unlawful search or seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment

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JAMIE LEE FELLS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence sufficient to prove appellant was the criminal agent who possessed a firearm while committing a robbery; appellant?s conviction affirmed

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BARBER & ROSS COMPANY v. KAJGANIC

Summary affirmance ? no error in trial court?s finding that appellee sustained a compensable injury by accident and his claim was not barred by his failure to follow medical restrictions

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LATHRAM v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial judge did not abuse his discretion by imposing lifetime probation as a condition of sentence suspension; matter remanded to trial court to correct error in the sentence imposed on appellant?s conviction of possession with intent to distribute marijuana as that sentence exceeds the statutory maximum; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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FELLS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence sufficient to prove appellant was the criminal agent who possessed a firearm while committing a robbery; appellant?s conviction affirmed

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JULIETTE MARIA DIXON v. COMMONWEALTH

No error found as evidence established that the trial court had territorial jurisdiction to try appellant for the charged offenses; appellant?s convictions of second-degree murder and stabbing another in the commission of a felony are affirmed

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GREEN v. HAMPTON DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Trial court did not err in changing the goal of the foster care service plan for appellant?s child to adoption as the department of social services proved, by a preponderance of the evidence, that adoption would be in the best interest of the child

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DIXON v. COMMONWEALTH

No error found as evidence established that the trial court had territorial jurisdiction to try appellant for the charged offenses; appellant?s convictions of second-degree murder and stabbing another in the commission of a felony are affirmed

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BRANDT v. COMMONWEALTH

No reversible error in trial court?s admission of the results of a fire investigator?s experiment that he conducted after the fire; judgment of trial court affirmed

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IRVINE v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting expert testimony on gang activity or in failing to set aside the jury?s sentence; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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DENNIS WAYNE ROWLEY v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s motion to dismiss the breath test refusal charge as Code Section 18.2-268.3 does not compel testimonial evidence in breach of the Fifth Amendment or authorize an unlawful search or seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment

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WALKER SEAL COMPANIES v. HADFIELD

Summary affirmance ? commission did not err in finding that claimant?s claim for his C5-6 injury was not barred by Code Section 65.2-601 and claimant?s disability and wage loss were causally related to his compensable injury by accident

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SURLES v. MAYER

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s petition for custody of his daughter or in permitting appellee to relocate to Florida with daughter; trial court did not abuse its discretion in permitting appellee to introduce evidence of appellant?s relationships with other women

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CURTIS WAYNE KING v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in admitting the challenged testimony over appellant?s state hearsay objection; this Court holds that the ends of justice exception does not apply to appellant?s Confrontation Clause claim; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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SURLES v. MAYER & CULLEN

Trial court?s holding that appellant lacked standing to pursue visitation with his biological daughter?s half-sibling is harmless error as appellant failed to present any evidence indicating that the absence of visitation would result in actual harm to the child; trial court?s denial of appellant?s petition for visitation is affirmed

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RIDLEY v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence sufficient to sustain appellant?s convictions for possession of burglarious tools and misdemeanor damage to property; appellant is procedurally barred by Rule 5A:18 from raising his claim for the first time on appeal that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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BENITA FRANCES BLACK v. WILLIAM v. POWERS, JR.

Trial court?s conclusion that Virginia law governs the validity of the prenuptial agreement is harmless error; trial court did not err in concluding that the prenuptial agreement is valid and enforceable under the law of the Virgin Islands

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B & H CONSTRUCTION v. BAKER

Commission did not err in finding that appellee sustained an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment and gave timely notice of his accident to his employer; commission?s decision awarding medical benefits to appellee affirmed

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PHILIP SURLES v. KRISTAN MAYER

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s petition for custody of his daughter or in permitting appellee to relocate to Florida with daughter; trial court did not abuse its discretion in permitting appellee to introduce evidence of appellant?s relationships with other women

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SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY v. ENGLAND

Commission erred in denying appellant?s applications to suspend the benefits of appellee as appellee obstructed independent medical examinations without justification; award is reversed

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PHILIP SURLES v. KRISTAN MAYER AND MARTY CULLEN, JR.

Trial court?s holding that appellant lacked standing to pursue visitation with his biological daughter?s half-sibling is harmless error as appellant failed to present any evidence indicating that the absence of visitation would result in actual harm to the child; trial court?s denial of appellant?s petition for visitation is affirmed

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KING v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in admitting the challenged testimony over appellant?s state hearsay objection; this Court holds that the ends of justice exception does not apply to appellant?s Confrontation Clause claim; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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VICTOR LAMONT RIDLEY v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding the evidence sufficient to sustain appellant?s convictions for possession of burglarious tools and misdemeanor damage to property; appellant is procedurally barred by Rule 5A:18 from raising his claim for the first time on appeal that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress; appellant?s convictions affirmed

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