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Nieces Used ‘Undue Influence,’ Suit Says (access required)

In a suit filed by the granddaughter of a 75-year-old woman who suffers from diabetes and mild dementia, against the woman’s niece, who formerly had power of attorney, and her great-niece, the granddaughter’s allegations that defendants manipulated the woman’s medications ...

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Convictions Vacated for Detective Perjury (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court vacates defendant’s 2012 drug and weapon convictions, as a detective in the case committed perjury in his testimony about the history and reliability of a confidential informant, which was extrinsic fraud that allows defendant’s collateral attack ...

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No Stay for State Redistricting Challenge (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court denies a motion to stay proceedings in this Virginia constitutional challenge to a state legislative redistricting plan, as the federal constitutional challenge to the plan pending in federal district court does not involve the same parties ...

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Boat Inspection Prompts Spoliation Dispute (access required)

In litigation arising from a boating accident in which a teenage girl’s leg was pulled into the boat’s propellers, plaintiff’s counsel acted improperly in conducting inspections of the boat, with the boat owner’s permission, prior to notifying representatives of the ...

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Circuit Court Can Enforce Support Order (access required)

Although many circuit courts decline to exercise enforcement powers over JDR support orders and refuse to initiate contempt proceedings when support orders are on appeal to the circuit court, an Orange County Circuit Court says it has jurisdiction to enforce ...

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