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Second deferred disposition of drug charge properly denied (access required)

Where appellant received a deferred disposition of a marijuana possession charge in 2007, the trial court correctly ruled that he could not receive a deferred disposition of a methamphetamine possession charge under the amended version of the deferred disposition statute. ...

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No ‘Brady’ violation by mid-trial disclosure of criminal record (access required)

The commonwealth’s mid-trial Brady disclosures about a rebuttal witness did not violate appellant’s due process rights or deny him a fair trial. Overview Appellant was convicted of robbery and wearing a mask or hood to conceal his identity. He claims ...

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Changed circumstances justified decreased support (access required)

Where husband accepted a voluntary separation package when it became clear that his corporate vice president’s position was being eliminated, the trial court correctly determined that this was a changed circumstance justifying a reduced spousal support obligation. Background When the ...

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Appellant had contemporaneous communication with counsel (access required)

Where appellant’s daughter testified against him at his rape trial via closed-circuit television, the technology provided satisfied the relevant statute’s requirement to provide him “contemporaneous communication” with his counsel. In the trial court Appellant Ruff was accused and convicted of ...

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Eight on deck: General Assembly taps new judges for appeals court (access required)


The Virginia General Assembly elected eight new judges to the Court of Appeals on Aug. 10, completing a historic expansion of the court and ushering in new diversity in race, gender and background. The eight new judges, along with their ...

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Reasonable notice required for attorney’s fee claim (access required)

The Workers’ Compensation Appellate Commission correctly interpreted its rules to require reasonable notice when requesting attorney’s fees from a health care provider. As determined in Marks v. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital/HCA, ___ Va. App. ___ (June 29, 2021), although the relevant ...

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