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Denial of Justifiable Self-Defense Instruction Upheld (access required)

At defendant’s jury trial for robbery and felony-murder, the trial court did not err in declining to give a jury instruction on justifiable self-defense, in addition to the instruction it offered on excusable self-defense; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s ...

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Second Knee Surgery Justifiably Declined (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision reinstating disability benefits to a convenience store assistant manager who suffered a compensable injury to her right knee; the record supports the commission finding that considering all of the circumstances, employee reasonably ...

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Appeals court allows do-over for procedural defaults (access required)

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Some procedural errors that may have meant dismissed appeals will no longer be fatal, a divided Virginia Court of Appeals said today in a trio of en banc cases. Specifically, in two cases, the court allowed amendments to retool assignments ...

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