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Any error in evidence proffer was harmless (access required)

Any error relating to the prosecutor’s proffer of evidence at appellant’s probation revocation hearing was harmless. The proffered evidence, a newspaper article that quoted the victim’s description of appellant’s actions, was not the only evidence of the nature of the ...

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CBD and THC-A oils approval properly granted (access required)

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy’s decision to approve Dharma Pharmaceuticals as a dispensary of CBD and THC-A oils was neither arbitrary nor capricious. A motion to dismiss New Age Care’s appeal of the administrative decision is granted. Ruling “The Court ...

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Tesla can own and operate car dealership (access required)

The commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles correctly ruled that Tesla Motors fell within an exception to the statutory ban of motor vehicle manufacturers owning and operating a car dealership. Overview Code § 46.2-1572(4) prohibits automobile manufacturers from owning, ...

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Anonymity not justified to protect reputation (access required)

Where a student’s claims against her university were based on allegations that students and professors at the university falsely maligned her as being mentally disturbed, the potential harm to the student’s professional reputation did not outweigh the public’s interest in ...

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Fee award reduced due to excessive time spent on motion (access required)

Where a defendant was entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because the court had granted the defendant’s motion to compel, the requested fees were reduced because the amount of time defendant’s counsel spent on the motion was excessive given ...

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