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Benefits Claimant Presented No Evidence Mitigating Misconduct (access required)

The court denied Plaintiff Gifford Whitehurst’s petition for judicial review of a decision by the Virginia Unemployment Commission that he was disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation. Whitehurst worked at the Chrysler Museum as a security officer. The Museum’s HR manager ...

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Time Expired to Name Tortfeasor’s True Employer as Defendant (access required)

Alleging negligence claims against Defendants Tracey Finley and American Airlines Inc., Plaintiff John W. Parrish III ran out of time to add Finley’s actual employer – not American Airlines, but Envoy Air Inc. – as a defendant to the suit. ...

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Va. Cir. Ct.: Nonparent Seeking Custody Must Show Harm to Child if Not Granted (access required)

R.H., a 9-year-old girl, had lived her entire life with her mother and maternal grandmother, in her grandmother’s spacious home. R.H. was in good health and well-adjusted, with no developmental delays. R.H.’s father, who currently lives in a one-bedroom home ...

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Va. Cir. Ct.: Court Retains Jurisdiction of Child-Custody Dispute (access required)

Despite the mother’s relocation to North Carolina, jurisdiction over divorcing parties’ child-custody dispute will remain in Virginia. After Plaintiff Devin Lipps (husband) and Defendant Amanda Lipps (wife) separated, wife moved to North Carolina with the couple’s minor child. In June ...

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Motion for Default Judgment – Filing of a Late Answer – Good Cause (access required)

Henson v. DDG II, Inc. (VLW No. 017-8-107, 10pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17007123-00. Holding: Where the defendant-owner filed a notice of hearing the day before a scheduled default judgment hearing but failed to file a related motion ...

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Freedom of Information Act – Affidavit of Good Cause – Violations – Declaratory Relief – Recovery of Costs (access required)

Hurst v. City of Norfolk (VLW No. 017-8-108, 17pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-11119. Holding: Where the plaintiff-petitioner failed to submit an affidavit of good cause supporting his petition for relief regarding his two requests under the Freedom ...

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Jurisdiction – Waiver of Sovereign Immunity – Court-Issued Process (access required)

McGhee v. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VLW No. 017-8-109, 7pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-5454. Holding: Where the plaintiff-uninsured filed a petition appealing a defendant-department of motor vehicle (DMV) hearing officer’s decision and requested formal service on ...

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