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Tag Archives: Unpublished Opinion

Supreme Court of Va.: Sanctions order after 21-day period void (access required)

The high court voided a sanctions order entered more than 21 days after the circuit court’s final order granting the defendant’s demurrer and dismissing the complaint. Appellant Timothy M. Barrett filed a complaint against Appellee Valerie Jill Rhudy Minor challenging ...

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Affirmative defense triggers indemnity clause (access required)

By asserting that a contractor’s employee’s own fault contributed to her slip-and-fall, Appellant Dominion Nuclear Connecticut triggered its indemnity agreement with the contractor, Appellee Securitas Security Services USA, the high court held. Jennifer Brandenburg, a Securitas employee, allegedly slipped and ...

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Admission of “Grim Reaper” moniker was harmless (access required)

The court of appeals found that Appellant Montrio Santos Neville’s nickname, “Grim Reaper,” was not harmfully introduced at his trial for murder and heroin distribution because (1) he was not convicted for murder, and (2) sufficient other evidence supported his ...

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Evidence sufficient to support perjury convictions (access required)

The court of appeals upheld two perjury convictions arising from the defendant’s prior testimony explaining why he did not appear in court as required, finding that his acquittal for failure to appear did not preclude perjury charges. On February 6, ...

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Firefighter presented triable Title VII issues (access required)

A reasonable jury could find that Defendant/Appellee Fairfax County did not adequately address a firefighter’s complaints of harassment and that it retaliated against her after she complained, the court of appeals held; thus, summary judgment for the County was improper. ...

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Fee, cost obligations defeat mootness dismissal (access required)

The sole question presented is whether the court of appeals erred in dismissing Appellant Dorothy Elizabeth Cilwa’s appeal from a judgment in the circuit court. After a long history of larceny arrests, substance-abuse counseling, and probation extensions, Cilwa’s probation officer ...

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BIA’s asylum rejection not adequately explained (access required)

The court of appeals vacated a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals to deny Petitioner Felipe de Jesus Molina Mendoza’s request for asylum, finding that the tribunals below failed to show that they fairly considered all of the relevant ...

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FLSA attorneys’ fee award vacated (access required)

In awarding attorneys’ fees, the district court failed to exclude time spent for plaintiffs whose claims were time-barred; it also incorrectly determined the percentage of sought damages actually won. Plaintiff Gregory Randolph brought suit against his former employer, Defendant PowerComm ...

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