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Tag Archives: Virginia Circuit Courts

Court Upholds Virginia Capital Sentencing Laws (access required)

A Virginia defendant cannot overturn his 2011 death sentence based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court declaring unconstitutio nal Florida’s capital-sentencing scheme, in which a jury renders an “advisory sentence” but a judge must independently weigh the aggravating and mitigating ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction from Cable Purchases (access required)

Although two Texas-domiciled defendants have been transacting business in Virginia by buying fiber optic cable from plaintiff Virginia corporation for a number of years, none of plaintiff company’s alleged causes of action are based upon a breach of any duty ...

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Jury Believes Insured on Policy Application (access required)

Although an insurance agent testified that she used a Spanish translator go over each question on a policy application with defendant insured, a non-English speaker, including a question about household mem­bers over age 15, defendant testified that he did not ...

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