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Judge Michael Lee Moore

Dec 5, 2016

Commission Fight Goes to Trial

A Charlottesville Circuit Court iden­tifies multiple outstanding issues of ma­terial fact in this dispute over whether, under an oral contract, plaintiff contin­ued to be entitled to commissions after a change in his job with defendant; the court denies defendant’s motion for summary judgment in the case. While it is true there is no dispute about […]

May 5, 2015

‘Other Crime’ Evidence Admitted in Abduction Trial

At defendant’s trial for abduction with intent to defile, the Charlottesville Circuit Court will admit evidence of abduction/sexual assault charges at issue in Albemarle County; the defendant allegedly in the other case similarly lured the victim with a ruse, through Craigslist, used a false persona of an attorney whose four-letter name started with “M,” stated […]

Mar 4, 2015

Court Denies ‘Private Prosecutor’ Request

A Russell County Circuit Court will appoint a special prosecutor from a different jurisdiction, in order to avoid requesting approval of private prosecutors from the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court has received a letter and proposed order appointing Joshua Newberry, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Dickenson County, and Gerald L. Gray, Dickenson […]

Apr 4, 2011

Physician blamed for failing to detect ruptured diaphragm – Defense Verdict

The 76-year-old decedent was involved in a motor vehicle accident on April 1 and was admitted to the hospital under the care of the defendant family care physician. Among other things, studies revealed a left pulmonary contusion, atelectasis of the left lung, compression fracture of the L4 vertebra and right rib fractures. The decedent subsequently […]

Jun 15, 2010

Contract – Lease – Coal Operation – Wastewater

A Buchanan County Circuit Court grants partial summary judgment to plaintiff coal company and holds that Island Creek does not have authority under the subject lease to allow Consol to store wastewater from other mining operations on or in Yukon’s mines. Plaintiff Yukon specifically asks this court to rule that defendant Consolidated had no legal […]

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