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Incest conviction for sex with adult stepdaughter affirmed (access required)

Where appellant pleaded guilty to committing incest by having sexual intercourse with his 18-year-old stepdaughter, conditioned on appealing “on the sole basis that the circuit court erred ‘when it refused to find that Virginia Code § 18.2-366 is unconstitutional when ...

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COA’s interpretation of hit-run statute vacated (access required)

The Court of Appeals correctly affirmed appellant’s conviction under the hit and run statute after determining there was sufficient evidence to show that he failed to satisfy either of the two post-accident reporting requirements. However, the Court of Appeals should ...

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Prevailing party in coal shipping dispute entitled to relief (access required)

The prevailing party in a breach of contract case involving the shipping of coal is excused from future performance because of the defendant’s breach. But it was not entitled to rescission because the defendant partially performed and there was no ...

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Subpoena dispute involving Twitter is transferred (access required)

The disposition of a nonparty subpoena to Twitter issued in a defamation action in the Eastern District of Virginia was transferred to that court because decisions on motions to quash are intertwined with the underlying matter, transfer avoids inconsistent results ...

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Ex-student’s negligence, implied contract claims dismissed (access required)

Where a former Washington & Lee student challenging his suspension for allegedly engaging in nonconsensual sexual intercourse with a fellow student could not assert a negligence claim against the university because it did not owe him a duty of care ...

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Defendants’ request for subpoenas denied (access required)

Although a magistrate judge partially authorized the issuance of subpoenas, the government’s objections were sustained because the subpoenas were not sufficiently specific, there was an insufficient showing of relevancy and they likely sought privileged material from federal and state agencies ...

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Expert and evidentiary issues resolved before construction trial (access required)

Disputes over expert testimony and other evidentiary issues were resolved in advance of a trial over damages arising from the construction of a bridge over Interstate 81. Background This matter is before the court on the seven pretrial motions submitted ...

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