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Tag Archives: Judge Marla Graff Decker

Portions of custody agreement vacated (access required)

Although the circuit court incorrectly vacated some portions of the parties’ custody settlement agreement, it had the authority to vacate provisions regarding parenting decisions and to “give mother decision-making authority over most issues.” Background The parties, who had two children, ...

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Obstruction of justice on attempted arson was felony (access required)

Where appellant told his girlfriend “‘not to show up’ for court and that ‘he didn’t want [her] to come[,]’” he was correctly charged with felony obstruction of justice. Further, the commonwealth established venue for the obstruction charge. Facts A Charles ...

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No jurisdiction to consider employer’s hearing application (access required)

Where a worker’s estate withdrew its timely filed claim for benefits after the statute of limitations expired, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly ruled that the matter was moot and that it lacked jurisdiction to consider employer’s application for a ...

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Distribution was contingent on future circumstances (access required)

Where the circuit court offset the equitable distribution monetary award to husband against wife’s spousal support award, based on the court’s assumption that wife would otherwise be due 14 years of support, this had the effect of impermissibly conditioning the ...

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Car dealer properly denied rate increase for repairs (access required)

The circuit court correctly affirmed an administrative denial of a car dealership’s request to increase its hourly labor rate for performing warranty work. Overview Appellant Berglund Chevrolet wanted to increase its hourly labor rate for warranty work from $177  to ...

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