Tag Archives: Judge Marla Graff Decker

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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Changed circumstances warranted custody modification (access required)

Where the minor child’s mother extended the child’s stay in Bulgaria for months after the parties’ agreement, the court correctly decided that she could have only supervised visitation until she gave the child’s passport to the court. Background The initial ...

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