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Jury Query Claim Saved, Mistrial Claim Defaulted (access required)

In these consolidated cases, the Virginia Supreme Court says the statutory exception to the contemporaneous objection rule applies to allow appeal of a trial judge’s decision to respond to questions from the jury during deliberation on criminal charges without notifying ...

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Tortious Interference Claims Support Conspiracy Suit (access required)

A transmission shop owner suing for statutory business conspiracy can support that suit by alleging the “unlawful acts” of tortious interference with contract and with business expectancy, the Supreme Court of Virginia says in response to two certified questions, and ...

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Wife’s angry calls were threats, court says (access required)

A woman who grabbed her estranged husband’s cell phone after he called 911 and later left phone messages replete with cursing, name-calling and a warning that people would get what was coming to them, can be convicted of making telephone threats, ...

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No Punitives After Zero Comp Award (access required)

In plaintiff companies’ suit against a former officer and director in which a jury found liability for breach of fiduciary duty and awarded zero compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages, the circuit court erred in setting aside the zero ...

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