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City dodges unreasonable, illegal search claims (access required)

Where a woman plausibly alleged a Richmond detective used excessive and unreasonable force, arrested her without probable cause and illegally searched her purse and home without a warrant, but there were insufficient factual allegations that this was pursuant to an ...

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Creditor’s claims based on settlement reduced (access required)

Where the debtor previously entered into a settlement agreement with a creditor, certain of his obligations under that agreement were non-dischargeable, but late charges, travel expenses and a life insurance policy claim were disallowed. Background Debtor Lee Andrew Hilgartner appeals ...

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Arlington schools not liable under IDEA (access required)

Where the Arlington Public School System proposed individualized education programs, or IEPs, that included significant and tailored increases in a minor’s special education services in the least restrictive environment, it satisfied its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education, ...

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TN consultant subject to personal jurisdiction in VA (access required)

Where a Tennessee consultant initiated contact with a Virginia company, contracted with that Virginia company, directed telephonic and email communications into Virginia, met with Virginia-based employees, sent invoices to Virginia, accepted more than $123,000 in payments mailed from Virginia and ...

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Denial of permanent benefits supported (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied claimant’s application for permanent and total disability. The medical evidence establishes that claimant’s complaints of left knee and leg problems were unrelated to her compensable right knee injury three years earlier. Overview Claimant ...

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Sufficient evidence supports drug crime convictions (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, there was sufficient evidence to show that he constructively possessed the substances. Further, in each incident resulting in appellant’s conviction, appellant tried to flee, ...

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