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Tag Archives: Richmond City Circuit Court

Amended traffic statutes are not retroactive

Where police stopped defendant for a defective tail light before statutory amendments prohibiting such stops became effective, a motion to exclude evidence based on retroactive application of the amendments is denied. Background “The Defense argues, and the Commonwealth concedes, that ...

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Corrections worker who refused random drug test reinstated

Where a department of corrections technical support employee was fired after refusing to take a random drug test, the court affirms a hearing officer’s decision to reinstate him because the test policy, as applied to him, violated the Fourth Amendment. ...

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Injury to ureter, severed during cancer surgery, went unrecognized — $6,500,000 verdict

Plaintiff underwent a right laparoscopic assisted hemicolectomy at Southside Regional Medical Center to remove an early stage colon cancer in July 2016. During the procedure, his right ureter was severed, but the surgeon did not realize it at the time. ...

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Some demurrers sustained in Lee statue removal case

Where defendants have demurred to plaintiffs’ claims arising from the governor’s decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in the city of Richmond, the demurrers are overruled in part. Overview In 1887, landowners granted a ...

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Landowners granted injunction to block Lee statue removal

Where plaintiffs, who own property near a statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in the city of Richmond, seek an injunction to bar the governor’s decision to remove the statue, a temporary injunction is issued. Plaintiffs have established ...

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