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Some demurrers sustained in Lee statue removal case (access required)

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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Firefighter promotion policy changes cannot be grieved (access required)

The Fairfax County executive properly determined that firefighter captains are not entitled to invoke grievance procedures to challenge changes to county policies governing promotions and filling vacancies in the Fire and Rescue Department. Overview In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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Separate property not subject to distribution (access required)

Where the parties’ antenuptial agreement is ambiguous, the court determines, after considering extrinsic evidence, that the agreement is best understood as barring equitable distribution of the parties’ separate property brought into, and acquired during, the marriage. This includes any gain ...

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Evidence from warrantless vehicle search suppressed (access required)

Drug evidence found during a warrantless search of defendant’s vehicle will be suppressed because the search “did not fall under any recognized warrant exception. Dark night “Having considered the body worn camera video, transcript of the testimony of Officer Dubus ...

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Immunity bars challenge of gun purchase denial (access required)

Where plaintiff claims the state police violated his rights by denying his application to purchase a firearm, sovereign immunity bars the claim. The state police department, as an agent of the commonwealth, has sovereign immunity and there is no express ...

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Tax on internet provider’s gross revenue disapproved (access required)

Where the city of Norfolk levies its Business, Professional, and Occupational License tax on an internet provider’s gross income, this violates the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act unless Norfolk’s tax has been grandfathered under the ITFA. The court does not ...

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