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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Virginia

COA’s interpretation of hit-run statute vacated (access required)

The Court of Appeals correctly affirmed appellant’s conviction under the hit and run statute after determining there was sufficient evidence to show that he failed to satisfy either of the two post-accident reporting requirements. However, the Court of Appeals should ...

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No “Brady’ violation in habeas case (access required)

Where petitioner seeks habeas corpus relief on the basis that the commonwealth violated the Brady rule by withholding impeachment evidence, petitioner has not conclusively established that counsel never received the evidence. The circuit court correctly determined there was no Brady ...

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Infectious death case incorrectly dismissed (access required)

Where plaintiff’s experts testified that had defendant doctors promptly diagnosed and treated the pregnant decedent’s infection she might not have died, this evidence was sufficient to survive defendants’ motion to strike at trial. The trial court erred by granting the ...

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Forged check is basis for identity theft charge (access required)

Where appellant made a stolen check payable to herself, forged the check owner’s signature, used her own driver’s license as identification but left the bank before completing the transaction, she was properly charged with attempted identity theft. Identifying information “Code ...

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Claims struck by trial court remanded for damage award (access required)

The circuit court erred by striking plaintiff’s claims of excessive force, false arrest and illegal search against defendant police officer on the basis of sovereign and qualified immunity. Defendant did not challenge the jury’s findings that he was liable for ...

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