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Wife not entitled to discovery after equitable distribution hearing (access required)

Where a wife’s counsel withdrew prior to an equitable distribution hearing and the wife was given 11 months to retain new counsel before such hearing was held, the denial of her request for additional discovery, made more than six months ...

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Wife owed higher payments after husband’s benefits increased (access required)

Where a property settlement agreement provided that the wife was entitled to one-half of the monthly disability and retirement benefits her husband was receiving, and the amount of the husband’s monthly benefit increased after the divorce became final, the wife ...

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Separation agreement required court award all requested attorneys’ fees (access required)

Where a marital separation agreement provided that a defaulting party was responsible for any costs, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees that the prevailing incurred in enforcing the provisions of the agreement, the court did not have discretion to ...

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Defendant gets attorney’s fees after plaintiff’s nonsuit (access required)

The court will award defendant the sanction of a $4,000 attorney’s fee pursuant to Code § 8.01-271 after granting plaintiff’s motion to nonsuit. “Defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees … is granted. Defendant is awarded her reasonable attorney’s fees in the ...

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More findings needed in unemployment benefits case (access required)

Where the Virginia Employment Commission denied plaintiff unemployment benefits because her employer discharged her for doing inaccurate work, the case is remanded for further proceedings. It cannot be determined from the record whether plaintiff’s acts or omissions were a willful ...

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019-7-116 – Lehman v. Lehman

Lehman v. Lehman, Record No. 1782-18-4, July 2, 2019. CAV (Annunziata), from Loudoun Cir. Ct. (Fleming). Robert L. Vaughn Jr. for Appellant. VLW 019-7-116. 6 pp. Unpublished. Full-Text Opinion

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019-7-115 – Jones v. Jones

Jones v. Jones, Record No. 1950-18-4, July 2, 2019. CAV (Petty), from Fauquier Cir. Ct. (Parker). Ann M. Callaway for Appellant; T. Huntley Thorpe III for Appellee. VLW 019-7-115. 7 pp. Unpublished. Full-Text Opinion

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019-7-114 – Barker v. Barker

Barker v. Barker, Record No. 0815-18-2, June 25, 2019. CAV (Per curiam), from Martinsville Cir. Ct. (Greer). Perry H. Harrold for Appellant; Monica Taylor Monday for Appellee. VLW 019-7-114. 7 pp. Unpublished. Full-Text Opinion

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019-6-045 – Young v. Commonwealth

Young v. Commonwealth, Record No. 180515. (Court of Appeals) (Powell, majority opinion) (McCullough, dissenting in part and concurring in the result, joined by Mims); July 7, 2019. Catherine Marie French for Appellant; Christopher Paul Schandevel for the Commonwealth. VLW 019-6-045, ...

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019-4-019 – Re: Young (access required)

Re: Young, Adv. Proc. No. 18-07045, June 17, 2019. WDVA Bankr. at Roanoke (Black). VLW No. 019-4-019, 12 pp. Download Full-Text Opinion

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