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Tag Archives: Fairfax County Circuit Court

An empty podium: Fairfax not staffing all cases; victims still must get notice (access required)

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Even if a commonwealth’s attorney decides not to staff certain misdemeanor cases, the prosecutor’s office still has the obligation to make sure crime victims are provided notice of their criminal proceedings, a Fairfax County judge has ruled. The judge’s decision ...

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No ‘new matters’ raised in answer to complaint (access required)

Where plaintiffs filed a late response to facts alleged in several paragraphs in defendants’ answer to the complaint, the allegations will not be deemed as admitted under Va. Sup. Ct. R. 1:4(e) because the allegations did not raise “new matters” ...

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Standing issues decided in school admissions case (access required)

Where a group of parents and their minor children, through next friends, sued the Fairfax County School Board and the superintendent concerning their decisions and actions to eliminate a standardized testing requirement as an admissions factor to the Thomas Jefferson ...

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Case dismissed for lack of actual controversy (access required)

Where this court issued a capias after plaintiff Yuri Sasson disobeyed a lawful court order, and also granted defendant’s demurrer without leave to amend, a motion by plaintiff’s son, Ilan, to reconsider the dismissal is denied. Prior proceedings This court ...

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Guardian required for incapacitated person’s divorce (access required)

A power of attorney agent may not maintain a divorce action on behalf of the principal. The Uniform Power of Attorney Act expressly grants guardians the power to change a ward’s marital status. Overview The parties married in 1993. They ...

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Incapacitated recipient must repay SNAP benefits (access required)

Where the Virginia Department of Social Services paid Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to an incapacitated person who was not qualified to receive them, the decision to recoup the benefits must be affirmed. Background Mohammed Moosavi is an incapacitated person. ...

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Attorney’s fees sanctions awarded to defendant (access required)

Even though a non-party funded defendant’s litigation costs, the court awards defendant attorney’s fees sanctions. Background Defendant Gebreyessus moved for sanctions against plaintiff and counsel. Plaintiff seeks reconsideration of the court’s ruling that granted Gebreyessus’ motion for sanctions against plaintiff ...

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