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Striking Unconscious Victim Was Not ‘Self-Defense’ (access required)

Although defendant, charged with continuing to hit and stomp a man he confronted on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, contended the evidence in this case supported a jury instruction on self-defense, the Court of Appeals upholds denial of the jury instruction ...

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Statements Suppressed, But Drug Evidence Comes In (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court’s decision to suppress statements defendant made to police prior to waiving her Miranda rights, but reverses the lower court’s suppression of evidence seized from a backpack and shaving kit. Social workers made ...

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Expert Said Husband Was Underemployed (access required)

A vocational expert testified that husband was voluntarily underemployed and could earn $240,000 annually; the VE’s testimony, husband’s past earnings and his rejection of a job transfer or severance package supported the trial court’s denial of a support modification, says ...

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