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Subsequent injuries were compensable consequences (access required)

There was credible evidence to support the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s determination that plaintiff’s back and neck injuries were compensable consequences of her initial shoulder, arm and wrist injuries arising from being hit in the ankle by equipment at work. ...

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Medical center was properly denied certificate of need (access required)

Where claimant injured his hip and suffered dog bite injuries while working for a swimming pool company, the evidence supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s conclusion that the hip injury resulted from the dog attack even though it did not ...

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No authority to reduce surgical billing charges (access required)

Where the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission reduced some surgical bills a medical care provider submitted to the claimant’s employer and its workers’ compensation carrier, the decision is reversed. Code § 65.2-605 does not provide for an automatic 50 percent reduction ...

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Insufficient evidence of possession in drug case (access required)

Even though the police discovered documents and court papers bearing appellant’s name in an apartment bedroom, there was insufficient evidence that appellant constructively possessed marijuana and Xanax that was also found in the bedroom. His possession with intent to distribute ...

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Victim’s civil counsel had conflict as private prosecutor (access required)

The trial court erred by allowing an attorney to serve as a private prosecutor in appellant’s criminal assault trial while simultaneously representing the complaining witness in a civil matter involving appellant. The simultaneous representation was a conflict of interest that ...

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