TAKELE v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in convicting appellant of petit larceny of a library book as evidence was sufficient to prove asportation of the book

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HAGA v. SCHLOSBERG

Summary affirmance ? trial court did not err in granting the adoption petition as the evidence supports the trial court?s findings that appellant withheld consent contrary to the best interests of the child and that her continued relationship with the child would be detrimental

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RHODES v. COMMONWEALTH

No error in trial court?s decision, following appellant?s violation of the terms and conditions of his suspended sentences, to effectively impose an active sentence of two years in prison rather than permit appellant to participate in the detention center and diversion center programs

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GAFFNEY v. GAFFNEY

Trial court erred in deciding the parties had entered into a valid and binding property settlement agreement

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MERCER v. SUPPORT SERVICES OF VIRGINIA, INC., et al.

Summary affirmance ? commission did not err in finding that claimant?s claim for additional wage loss compensation was barred by the two-year time limitation and that she was not entitled to payment for certain medical expenses because they arose from unauthorized medical treatment

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BLACKMAN v. COMMONWEALTH

No error in trial court?s refusal to declare a mistrial as no Confrontation Clause violation took place as a matter of law

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ROBINSON v. COMMONWEALTH (116607)

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s motions to suppress as the officer?s observations did not implicate the Fourth Amendment

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ROBINSON v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in denying appellant?s motions to suppress as the officer?s observations did not implicate the Fourth Amendment

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VILSECK v. VILSECK

As the contractual language of the premarital agreement is found to be ambiguous this matter is remanded to the trial court to consider additional extrinsic evidence

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SMALLWOOD v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in permitting the Commonwealth?s medical examiner to testify that the forensic evidence was not consistent with self-infliction and not consistent with a shooting during a struggle; such testimony on the record was not impermissible expert testimony as to the ultimate fact to be determined by the jury

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BROWN v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court erred in finding that the evidence proved the fair market value of the stolen property to be $200 or greater at the time of the theft; case remanded for judgment and sentencing on the lesser-included offense of petit larceny

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JACKSON v. COMMONWEALTH

No error in trial court?s denial of a continuance and refusal to admit a codefendant?s hearsay statement under the exception for statements against penal interest

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PICKARD v. COMMONWEALTH

No error found as the evidence was sufficient to support the jury?s finding that the appellant was intoxicated when he drove

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THOMAS v. SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE, LTD., et al.

No error in commission?s finding that claimant was terminated from selective employment for justified cause warranting a forfeiture of her right to future temporary partial disability benefits

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PRUDEN v. PLASSER AMERICAN CORPORATION, et al.

No error in commission?s reduction of claimant?s award for disability compensation benefits for the permanent partial use of his right arm by those previously awarded for the disfigurement

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BLAIR v. HAMPTON DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary affirmance ? trial court did not err in finding evidence sufficient to support the termination of appellant?s parental rights pursuant to Code Section 16.1-283(C)

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LABCORP OF AMERICA, et al. v. BEY

Summary affirmance - commission did not err in finding that appellee proved she sustained a head injury, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and psychiatric problems as a result of her June 13, 2003 compensable injury by accident

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BROWN v. VIRGINIA RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Summary affirmance - trial court did not err in concluding that substantial evidence existed in the record to support the Virginia Retirement System?s final case decision denying appellant?s claim for disability retirement benefits

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BARNES v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial judge's decision to admit portions of the testimony concerning the deceased victim's pregnancy was harmless error; trial judge did not err in asking the jury to "revisit" the verdict forms as the trial judge was within his power to give the jury an opportunity to correct what he perceived to be a clerical error in the verdicts

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LEWIS v. LEWIS

Trial court did not err in dismissing appellant's cross-bill of complaint for annulment of his marriage to appellee

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DELUCA v. KATCHMERIC

Summary affirmance - no error in trial court?s rulings on the issues of equitable distribution and spousal support awards

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MORRIS v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court erred in finding evidence sufficient to support appellant?s convictions for two counts of felonious child neglect in violation of Code Section 18.2-371.1(B)

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NOBREGA v. COMMONWEALTH

No reversible error found in trial judge?s denial of appellant?s motion to order a psychiatric examination of the child; trial judge did not err in finding evidence sufficient to sustain appellant?s convictions of two counts of rape of a child under the age of thirteen and two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of thirteen

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BOSTON CONCRETE PRODUCTS, et al. v. ESTATE OF WILKERSON

Summary affirmance ? commission did not err in finding that claimant did not impair employer?s subrogation rights or lien and in declining to afford employer equitable relief based upon the doctrine of laches

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BARRS v. BARRS

Trial court erred in concluding that the wife?s receipt of passive income from the marital award constituted a change in circumstances; trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying wife?s request for attorney?s fees

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CONKLING v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court erred in finding that a juvenile adjudication of petit larceny could be used to elevate a later petit larceny to a felony as juvenile adjudications may not be used to enhance a sentence under Code Section 18.2-104

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DAVENPORT v. SUMMIT CONTRACTORS, INC.

Trial court did not err in its decision to enter a summary judgment dismissing the Virginia Occupational and Safety Health Program?s enforcement action against appellee

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BRISTOL v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court erred by admitting the certificate of analysis into evidence as appellant was not validly arrested prior to the removal of his blood

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ABDUL-WASI v. COMMONWEALTH

No reversible error in trial court?s denial of appellant?s motion to suppress the transcript of his confession elicited by police officers on September 23, 2002

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COMMONWEALTH v. BRYANT

Trial court erred in suppressing the incriminating evidence found among the garbage in appellee?s trashcan

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BOYD v. FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES

Summary affirmance ? trial court did not err in finding that the department of family services presented clear and convincing evidence satisfying the statutory requirements of Code Section 16.1-283(C)(2) and establishing that the termination of appellant?s residual parental rights was in the child?s best interest

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WASHINGTON v. WASHINGTON

No error in trial court?s rulings on the issues of equitable distribution, custody and visitation, and attorney?s fees

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LANNES v. LANNES

Trial court did not err in its equitable distribution award, awards of spousal and child support, decision to award spousal support for thirteen years and in allowing each party to retain possession of the personal property obtained at the time of separation

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HIRST v. COMMONWEALTH

Trial court did not err in finding that the evidence was sufficient to convict appellant of aggravated sexual battery

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