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Sinkhole gives rise to condemnation claim (access required)

An oil-change company seeking to recover lost profits after access to its business was limited by the county’s alleged unreasonable delay in repairing a sinkhole has sufficiently pleaded an inverse condemnation claim. Overview Plaintiff PM Lube operates an oil change ...

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Child’s name changed to omit mom’s maiden name (access required)

A mother’s petition to change her minor child’s name by replacing her maiden name with the stepfather’s surname, while retaining the natural father’s surname, is approved. The change serves the child’s best interests because she is in therapy to deal ...

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Default for missed pleading deadline upheld (access required)

Code § 8.01-428(D) does not grant a court unlimited power to set aside a default judgment, and, as a result, where petitioner missed a pleading deadline in the underlying action, the default judgment granted in respondent’s favor is upheld. Parties’ positions ...

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Motion to remit fines and costs denied in part (access required)

Where defendant has moved to remit fines and costs associated with his plea-based convictions of indecent exposure and three counts of obscene sexual display, the expenses associated with court-ordered sex offender treatment, GPS monitoring and a sex offender polygraph cannot ...

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‘Good cause shown’ in gun rights restoration case (access required)

Petitioner, a convicted felon whose civil rights have been restored, will have his right to possess firearms and ammunition reinstated because he has met Code § 18.2-308.2’s “good cause shown” standard as determined by the court’s evaluation of “a non-exhaustive ...

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Sex offender treatment costs cannot be remitted (access required)

In considering a sex offender’s bid for remittance of treatment expenses, the court found the statute allows remittance of “fines and costs,” but does not extend to costs associated with sex offender treatment class, polygraph tests or a GPS monitor. ...

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Important Opinions January – December 2018 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Zoning Board failed to follow its own rules (access required)

Where the Board of Zoning Appeals granted reconsideration of its original decision beyond the seven-day deadline set by its by-laws, its subsequent decision was void. Background The Board of Zoning Appeals heard the landowners’ application on June 28, 2017, and ...

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