Civil Law

Harmless Snooping Turns Expensive

June 19th, 2017 by JBWK

Submitted by Ryan Krocker Ever had the urge to look through a significant other’s smartphone or computer? Better think twice. In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that a man could bring legal action against his ex-girlfriend for guessing his email password and reading his emails. […]

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Diamonds Are… Conditional

January 16th, 2017 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Berkley D. Foltz A decision has come down from the Supreme Court of Virginia which somewhat clears up the issue of whether the giver of an engagement ring may get the ring back if the marriage does not occur.  Prior to this decision, courts in Virginia inconsistently ruled on this issue.  However, […]

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Tracking your Estranged Wife or Significant Other with a GPS- Not a Good Idea

September 21st, 2016 by JBWK

  Submitted by Attorney Herbert V. Kelly, Jr. A Father who placed an electronic tracking device in the car owned and operated by his child’s mother, resulted in a misdemeanor conviction for violation of Virginia Code §18.2-60.5. This statue generally prohibits placing or installing an electronic tracking device “through intentionally deceptive means”, in order to […]

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