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Tag Archives: Judge Robert J. Humphreys

Court had jurisdiction to revoke suspended sentence (access required)

The circuit court retained jurisdiction to revoke appellant’s suspended sentence when it conditioned the suspension on appellant’s compliance with his probation terms, even though the court did not expressly make the suspension period concurrent with the probation period. Background In ...

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Children’s best interests considered in visitation order (access required)

Where the JDR court’s visitation ruling specified only “reasonable visitation” for father, the circuit court properly imposed a specific visitation schedule. The court had the authority to do so despite striking father’s evidence concerning changed circumstances. Further, despite mother’s contrary ...

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Claimant awarded 24/7 home care by husband (access required)

Where claimant, a registered nurse, was attacked by a patient while working for her employer, the evidence supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s findings that the employer did not provide adequate care following the attack. The record also supports the ...

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Court improperly refused conspiracy jury instructions (access required)

Even though the circuit court correctly denied appellant’s motion to strike a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs, her conspiracy conviction is reversed. The court should have given proffered instructions informing the jury about single buyer-seller relationships and under what ...

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Missing signature was reason to vacate award (access required)

Where the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded claimant benefits after she filed an award agreement that was not signed by her employer’s representatives, the commission correctly vacated the award and denied claimant’s request to sanction the employer for not promptly ...

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Medical center was properly denied certificate of need (access required)

Where claimant injured his hip and suffered dog bite injuries while working for a swimming pool company, the evidence supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s conclusion that the hip injury resulted from the dog attack even though it did not ...

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