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Tag Archives: Judge David Bernhard

Divorce decree unaffected by California divorce order (access required)

A divorce decree entered by this court is unaffected by a California court’s divorce order that ended the marriage of plaintiff and his first spouse, even though the California order was entered after plaintiff married defendant but made nunc pro ...

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Defendant not excused from community service requirement (access required)

Although the court has the discretion to dismiss defendant’s case even though he has not completed the required 100 hours of community service, the court will instead extend the time for completing community service by six months. Background Defendant was ...

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HUD landlord’s unlawful detainer claim dismissed (access required)

A subsidized housing landlord’s unlawful detainer action to evict a tenant is dismissed because the notices required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were deficient. Further, the indigent tenant was not required to post an appeal bond ...

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Six expected to seek seat on Court of Appeals (access required)

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At least six candidates have indicated they would like to be considered for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Virginia bar groups have been asked by a state Senate leader to evaluate candidates, and an evaluation process ...

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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 ...

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Denial of in-state tuition rate had reasonable basis (access required)

A university had a reasonable basis for refusing a student’s request to reclassify her tuition status to that of an in-state resident. She has not overcome the presumption that the acts she claims qualify her for the in-state tuition rate ...

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