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Civil Procedure – Appeals – Motion To Strike – Contract Claim (access required)

A defendant leasing corporation failed to preserve its objection from a motion to strike at the conclusion of plaintiff family trust’s evidence, when defendant moved to renew its motion to strike at the close of trial; in its “renewed” motion ...

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Employment – Retaliatory Discharge – Whistleblower – Sovereign Immunity (access required)

A county has sovereign immunity from a retaliatory discharge claim filed by a former employee under the “whistleblower protection” provision of Va. Code § 8.01-216.8, and in this case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms dismissal of ...

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Municipal – Subdivision Ordinance – Conflict With Statute (access required)

In this suit arising from a county’s refusal to approve a preliminary subdivision application, the Virginia Supreme Court says a county subdivision code provision is void as an exercise of power not authorized by the General Assembly, and the code’s ...

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Criminal – Sexually Violent Predator – Hearsay – Unadjudicated Conduct (access required)

At the civil proceeding that adjudicated appellant as a sexually violent predator under Va. Code § 37.2-900, the trial court erred in admitting expert testimony regarding the details of unadjudicated allegations of sexual misconduct the expert learned from police reports, ...

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Search & Seizure – Apartment Security Guards – Consensual Encounter (access required)

Off-duty police officers acting as private security guards at an apartment complex did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when they asked him to come to the rental office to complete paperwork to ban him from the complex, and then ...

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