Although defendant said he intended to redeem his girlfriend’s jewelry, which she valued at $25,000 and he pawned for quick cash to tide him over during a carpentry job, the Court of Appeals rejects defendant’s claim that he did not ...Read More »
A defendant who challenges a circuit court order that authorized the commonwealth to provide medication to defendant over her objection has procedurally defaulted her claims that the trial court erred in denying her a jury trial and in failing to ...Read More »
A claimant who felt pain in his chest, arm and neck shortly after he finished cranking the landing gear on a truck, over a period of 10 to 30 minutes (which was not part of his normal work activity) suffered ...Read More »
A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...
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A mother’s move with the parties’ daughter to Austria, in violation of a Michigan divorce decree, does not allow the Court of Appeals to apply the “fugitive disentitlement” doctrine to dismiss mother’s appeal. The 2003 Michigan divorce decree provided mother ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals upholds termination of a mother’s and father’s parental rights to their twin daughters, who were born prematurely and suffer from failure-to-thrive syndrome. Although mother was aware of the children’s considerable needs, she repeatedly failed to appear ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals upholds dismissal of a Virginia woman’s petition for child support filed in a Virginia state court against a man who lives in France, for the 12-year-old daughter born in Virginia but fathered by the man when ...Read More »
Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...
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Although the parties stated in open court that they had resolved personal property issues, husband conceded their discussion did not include his tool collection, which wife said had cost about $80,000 and was now worth $40,000, and the Court of ...Read More »
The Virginia Court of Appeals says a trial court retained jurisdiction to consider a defendant’s motion for reconsideration of his sentences for credit card theft and upon revocation, his earlier sentence for embezzlement, even though defendant had noted appeals for ...Read More »