Quantcast

Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

No personal liability in dirt-dumping case (access required)

Where plaintiff alleges that defendant trucking company breached a contract by dumping excessive amounts of dirt on her property, the trucking company’s owner cannot be held personally liable for damages. Further, under the “source of duty” rule, plaintiff cannot maintain ...

Read More »

Record partially sealed in nonsuited divorce case (access required)

Where wife filed a “salacious” divorce complaint, which she nonsuited after it was revealed the parties were already litigating a Florida divorce and custody action, husband’s motion to seal the record is granted in part. Overview Although the parties had ...

Read More »

Vehicle correctly classified as autocycle in HOV case (access required)

Where defendant was convicted in district court for driving his autocycle in a high occupancy vehicle lane, the commonwealth did not violate the Supremacy Clause by classifying his vehicle as an autocycle rather than a motorcycle, which can be operated ...

Read More »

Short-term home rentals violate zoning ordinance (access required)

The Fairfax Board of Zoning Appeals correctly upheld the county zoning administrator’s violation notice to petitioners, who were making short-term rentals of their residential home. Violation notice Petitioners own a home in a district zoned for “dwellings.” The applicable ordinance, ...

Read More »

Ineffective assistance warrants habeas relief (access required)

Petitioner is entitled to have her plea-based petit larceny conviction vacated because counsel did not advise her of the consequences the plea could have on her immigration status. Facts Petitioner, born in El Salvador, became a lawful permanent United States ...

Read More »

Doctor’s motion to quash records subpoena granted (access required)

Where a child’s therapist, who is not a party to this divorce action, moved to quash a subpoena duces tecum of the child’s mental health care records, the motion is granted. The controlling statute allows a health care professional to ...

Read More »

Short-term rentals not existing property ‘use’ (access required)

Where the court has previously denied plaintiffs summary judgment on their claim that Fairfax County unreasonably amended its zoning ordinance to regulate short term leases of residential property, plaintiffs erroneously argue in a motion for reconsideration that the court determined ...

Read More »

District court’s jail waiver bars circuit court jail sentence (access required)

Where the general district court waived jail time on the commonwealth’s behalf for a defendant charged with possessing marijuana, the commonwealth cannot seek jail time in a de novo circuit court trial of the charge. Further the charge must be ...

Read More »