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Tag Archives: Judge Robert J. Humphreys

Challenge claiming too much weight on medical opinion fails (access required)

An employer’s argument that the worker’s comp commission gave too much weight to a medical opinion, and ignored contrary evidence in the record concerning an employee’s injury, was not a valid basis to challenge its decision. Background On Oct. 17, ...

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Court rejects employer’s challenge to workers’ comp commission decision (access required)

An employer’s argument that the worker’s comp commission gave too much weight to a medical opinion, and ignored contrary evidence in the record concerning an employee’s injury, was not a valid basis to challenge its decision. Background On Oct. 17, ...

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CAV: Visiting house didn’t support probable cause for arrest (access required)

The circuit court did not err in suppressing evidence stemming from an arrest that lacked probable cause. Despite the defendant’s proximity to the house at the time of arrest, the fact that his mother and brother lived there, the fact ...

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CAV: After plea deal, withdrawal would prejudice state (access required)

A defendant who’d agreed to plead guilty to murder could not withdraw his plea, fairly negotiated, based on the subsequent discovery of a witness with potentially exculpatory testimony. Background Appellant Franklin Thomason was at his home with his girlfriend and ...

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CAV: Any relevant evidence may prove lascivious intent (access required)

No Virginia precedent sets forth specific types of evidence that must be proven to show lascivious intent in a sexual battery case. Such intent may be proven with any evidence that establishes such intent beyond a reasonable doubt. Background Four-year-old ...

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