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Family of attorney killed in hit-and-run settles civil suit – $1,255,000 Settlement (access required)

Roanoke attorney Tom Farrell, 49, was running at 5:45 a.m. when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The defendant, Jeffrey Young, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and hit-and-run. He was acquitted of all charges by a Roanoke ...

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Nursing Home Chain Wins Appeal, Gets Fees (access required)

In this first-impression case construing regulations governing the Medicaid funds a nursing home chain may claim in the aggregate for uninsured losses, a Roanoke County Circuit Court overturns the state agency decision disallowing plaintiff nursing home chain’s nearly $1 million ...

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No Indemnity for ‘Inherently Dangerous’ Road Project (access required)

A Roanoke County Circuit Court says a landowner who hired an independent contractor to dig a hole in one lane of a four-lane highway (with the required permit) for installation of a new water line, is not liable for contribution ...

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Challenge to Will Relates Back to Earlier Complaint (access required)

Plaintiffs may amend their complaint filed June 26, 2009, alleging defendant executrix/beneficiary exercised undue influence over a testatrix in the execution of her will, to also allege failure to comply with Va. Code § 64.1-49’s requirements for execution of a ...

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Court Considers Transcript, Suppresses Confession (access required)

The commonwealth has not presented affirmative evidence that defendant understood her Miranda rights and a Roanoke County Circuit Court grants her motion to suppress her confession in this case of forgery and uttering. Upon receiving her Miranda warning, the officer ...

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No Conspiracy Claim for Injury to Non-Business Property (access required)

Although plaintiff claims Virginia case law would allow a civil conspiracy claim for damage to her non-business personal interest in real property, a Roanoke County Circuit Court says a personal interest in property is not covered under the Virginia conspiracy ...

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Domestic Relations – Pet Visitation – Family Farmland Value (access required)

A couple in their 50s who have devoted a “lot of time and affection to their dog, Gracie” make an even split of their marital property, and have agreed to custody of the dog with wife and visitation for husband, ...

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