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Court Upholds 25-Percent Local Machinery Tax (access required)

A divided Supreme Court of Virginia upholds a commissioner of revenue’s figures for taxation of appellant refin­ery’s machinery and tools for the coun­ty’s machinery and tools tax under Va. Code § 58.2-3507(A), using a figure of 25 percent of original ...

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Fiancée Can Sue for Return of Ring (access required)

Virginia’s “heart balm” statute does not prevent a man from suing his for­mer fiancée for return of a two-carat engagement ring valued at $26,000; the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms judg­ment for plaintiff. Virginia previously recognized suits for breach of ...

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New collection rule for fines and costs adopted (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has added a new rule establishing standards for courts’ collection of fines and costs. The rule comes amid criticism – and a federal lawsuit – focusing on how court financial obligations and driver’s license suspensions ...

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Shooting in Own Home Was Self-Defense

The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses defendant’s convictions of voluntary man­slaughter and shooting another person in violation of Va. Code 18.2-53, as defendant proved that he shot the victim in self-de­fense; the record shows that the victim, while in defendant’s ...

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Court Erred in Applying Contract Damages Cap

In this litigation over damages caps on liabilities owed under a merger agree­ment governing buyer Airbus Americas Inc.’s purchase of Metron Aviation Inc., a vendor of a software program for air traf­fic control systems, the trial court erred in calculating ...

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