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Tag Archives: Judge Wesley G. Russell Jr.

Wife, whose breach of PSA was contempt, must pay fees (access required)

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A wife who breached two sections of the couple’s property settlement agreement was properly held in civil contempt, the Virginia Court of Appeals has held. And under the PSA, she must pay her ex-husband’s attorneys’ fees for enforcing the agreement. ...

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Wife sanctioned for violating property settlement agreement (access required)

A wife who twice violated terms of a property settlement agreement was sanctioned by the court.  A third sanction was vacated, however, because it was a criminal contempt sanction in what the circuit court maintained was a civil contempt proceeding. ...

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Victim to be retried over threats to attorney, detective (access required)

A crime victim who assisted the commonwealth in the criminal prosecution against his assailant will himself be retried for making threats against the assistant commonwealth’s attorney and a police detective. The question is whether his purpose in making the threat ...

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Four interview for Supreme Court opening (access required)

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Delegates and senators questioned four prospects for a September vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia this month, and other candidates could emerge as the General Assembly session continues. Two of the candidates interviewed Feb. 6 professed to being “strict ...

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Private prison investigator failed to give ‘Miranda’ warning (access required)

Where a private prison investigator failed to give Miranda warnings to a prisoner before questioning him about possession of contraband, and the trial judge granted a motion to suppress, that judgment is affirmed. Background Brandon Briggs was incarcerated at the ...

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