Tag Archives: Virginia Court of Appeals

Failure to raise mootness dooms custody ruling challenge (access required)

Although a guardian ad litem challenged the lower court’s dismissal of a case involving protective orders for three minor children before he could present evidence affecting the father’s attempts to gain custody, he did not raise the issue of mootness ...

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Previously resolved case is reinstated, then dismissed again (access required)

Where a trial court erroneously reinstated its previously decided cases involving child support and arrearages, it realized its mistake and correctly vacated its reinstatement order. There was no error in denying a motion to reconsider. Background In 2016, Carolyn Rumbaugh ...

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Defendant’s challenges to conviction largely dismissed as harmless error (access required)

Where the trial court refused to allow testimony about the victim’s violence and where the court denied a motion for mistrial based on juror bias, the errors claimed by the defendant were harmless in light of the overwhelming evidence of ...

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Conviction for failing to reregister as sex offender upheld (access required)

A defendant was properly convicted of failing to reregister as a sexually violent offender. Background Jack Randall Young was indicted for multiple violations of the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act, including two counts of failing to ...

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Social media reporting did not violate First Amendment (access required)

Where a convicted sex offender was required to report his social media screennames to authorities, his First Amendment rights were not violated because the reporting requirements advanced a significant government interest and did not restrict his rights of free speech ...

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Nursing service did not adequately document background checks (access required)

The company argued that, because it relied upon oral instructions from the commonwealth, it should not be faulted for failing to adhere to the written policies and procedures. The court rejected this argument, holding the rules made clear the company ...

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