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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Virginia

Insufficient jurisdictional statement warrants sanctions (access required)

Where appellant’s jurisdictional statement did not “set forth ‘in what respect’” the Court of Appeals decision “involve[d] a substantial constitutional question as a determinative issue or matter of significant precedential value, the jurisdictional statement does not satisfy Rule 5:17(c)(2).” Appellee’s ...

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Homeschoolers not required to provide children’s birth certificates (access required)

A county school board lacked authority to require appellants and other persons homeschooling their children to provide the children’s birth certificates and proof of residency in the county. Background Appellants, the Sosebees, homeschool their children. Appellee, the Franklin County Board ...

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Conditional zoning application was properly approved (access required)

A town council could accept a conditional proffer from property owners seeking to lower a zoning district’s minimum mixed-use requirement from what is specified in the town’s zoning ordinance. Rezoning sought A group of property owners asked the Warrenton Planning ...

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Case incorrectly dismissed after Kentucky settlement (access required)

Even though plaintiff settled wrongful death and personal injury claims against a medical defendant in Kentucky, that did not bar wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from the same injury against medical defendants in Virginia. Background Appellant Green is ...

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Obstructive act before accrual tolls statute of limitations (access required)

An obstructive act, in this case misrepresenting the value of stock, which occurred before an action for  conversion accrued, tolled the statute of limitations. The stock Appellant Mackey, a law partner in Dodson, Pence, Viar, Woodrum, and Mackey, left the ...

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