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Woman not liable for support payback (access required)

Divorce

A woman does not have to repay nearly $600,000 in temporary support and attorney’s fees to the man she thought was her husband, even though a court declared their marriage void. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision ...

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Phone captured audio of doctor mocking unconscious patient – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a colonoscopy to evaluate an undiagnosed condition. Because the plaintiff knew that he would be groggy after the colonoscopy and might not remember the doctor’s findings and instructions, he set his iPhone to record the after-procedure conversation in ...

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Patient with history of sleep apnea died during surgical recovery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, 63, underwent a five-hour back surgery (laminectomy and fusion) on March 23, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her medical history was significant for obesity, severe obstructive sleep apnea, renal failure, congestive heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. The defendant ...

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Under scrutiny: Tough cases put police, prosecutors at odds (access required)

Scutiny

In most courthouses, there is a friendly and cooperative relationship between law enforcement officers and the prosecutors who put on their evidence in court. After all, the officers and the state’s lawyers share the common goal of bringing the bad ...

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Court Upholds Denial of Cell Phone Tower Permit (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court upholds denial of a special permit to a recreation association and a wireless telecommunications carrier to allow construction of a 128-foot stealth monopole and ancillary equipment on the association’s property. Petitioner argues that the Board of ...

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Retrial Ordered for Wrong Info on Witness Testimony (access required)

In this first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court sets aside a guilty verdict of attempted robbery and orders a new trial based on a post-trial discovery that a subpoenaed defense witness, who would have provided material exculpatory evidence, asserted his ...

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