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Insufficient corroboration of accomplice testimony (access required)

Although there was sufficient evidence to convict appellant of racketeering, the court’s failure to give the jury a cautionary instruction regarding corroboration of accomplice testimony requires reversal and remand for a new trial. It was meth Appellant Holmes appeals two ...

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Court correctly allocated survivor benefit premiums (access required)

Where wife claimed she was not receiving the correct amount from husband’s retirement, the trial court’s order directing that husband reimburse wife for the shortage is affirmed. Background When the parties divorced, husband was vested in the Civil Service Retirement ...

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Change in condition related to prior accident (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly awarded an injured school bus driver temporary total disability benefits for a five-day period. The commission properly determined her change in condition was causally related to a work-related car accident four years earlier. Background ...

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Doctor not deliberately indifferent to detainee (access required)

Although a doctor didn’t prescribe opioids to treat a detainee’s chronic kidney stones and pain, the doctor was nevertheless granted summary judgment on the detainee’s deliberate indifference claim. The record showed the doctor was responsive to the detainee’s needs and ...

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Court won’t reconsider trade secret judgment (access required)

Where the court previously ruled that the employment agreement between an assistant professor and Eastern Virginia Medical School, or EVMS, precluded the professor from asserting a claim for misappropriation of the trade secret against EVMS, the professor’s motion for reconsideration ...

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