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False pretenses conviction appeal waived by brief deficiencies (access required)

A defendant’s conviction for obtaining funds using false pretenses based on her withdrawal of $110 in cash after she had deposited two checks into her account that were subsequently rejected was upheld because the significant deficiencies in her appellate brief ...

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No dismissal after failure to object to speedy trial violation (access required)

Where a defendant’s trial was scheduled to take place more than five months after his preliminary hearing, in violation of Virginia’s speedy trial requirements, the defendant was not entitled to a dismissal of the indictment because he failed to object ...

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Depression not causally related to workplace injury (access required)

An employee was properly denied workers’ compensation benefits where she was unable to demonstrate that her psychological and physical diagnoses were related to the injuries she suffered in a workplace accident, and she failed to sufficiently demonstrate her efforts to ...

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Court does not second-guess credibility determination (access required)

An employer who argued the employee’s testimony was inherently incredible lost on appeal because the court does not second-guess credibility determinations made by the commission. Background On May 12, 2017, claimant was employed as an “outside plant tech” for employer. ...

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