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Broken High-Mount Brake Light Supports Traffic Stop (access required)

The Court of Appeals majority reverses the trial court order suppressing evidence from a traffic stop because defendant’s broken high-mount brake light gave police reasonable suspicion defendant was operating his vehicle in violation of Va. Code § 46.2-1003 prohibiting defective ...

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No Change in JDR Custody Order for Dad’s Delayed Receipt (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court decision denying father’s motion to modify the entry date of a custody and visitation order from the juvenile and domestic relations district court (JDR court) because the statutory provision for relief based ...

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Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome Compensable, But No Fees (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the determination of the Workers’ Compensation Commission awarding medical, temporary total and temporary partial disability benefits to an employee injured in a fall down icy stairs but denied the employee’s request for attorney’s fees finding ...

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Employer’s Choice of Weight-Loss Program Not ‘Imposition’ (access required)

Although a treating physician for a claimant who gained over 70 pounds after her work-related back injury recommended a residential weight loss program, employer countered with an offer to pay for claimant’s participation in a local Weight Watchers program, and ...

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Employee Struck by Customer’s SUV Proved Work-Related Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the commission’s award of temporary total disability benefits to a department store employee struck by a customer’s SUV while backing up to a curbside loading area. Employee worked in employer’s pick-up and receiving department. He ...

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