However, even when those circumstances are absent, the court is not required to grant the petition and retains broad discretion in ruling on the petition. Dep't of Alcoholic Beverage Control 02/22/2018 In an appeal from a state employee grievance proceeding brought by a special agent of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control who was terminated, the opinion of the Court of Appeals is vacated.

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Certain testimony of a city code inspector must be excluded in any retrial as lacking in relevancy.

The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to sever the claims of the most severely injured plaintiff from those of the other three plaintiffs, but it was error to permit amendment of the ad damnum clauses of three plaintiffs after completion of all of the evidence.

Therefore, the circuit court erred in dismissing this case on the ground that plaintiff did not timely file his notice of tort claim.

The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings. Hawkins 12/28/2017 A judgment in favor of four plaintiffs in a premises liability action against the owner of an apartment building, and its management company, for carbon monoxide poisoning is reversed.

Further, the court did not rely upon his assertions in rendering its decision in the prior case. The judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for further circuit court proceedings. Lahti 02/22/2018 In a medical malpractice action, the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in excluding lay opinions by a deceased patients sister and daughter that the patient would not have agreed to a gallbladder procedure if she had been properly advised of the risks of surgery and its alternatives.

The opinions as to what their relative would have decided, if presented with proper advice of the risks and alternatives, were not rationally based on the witnesses perceptions and personal knowledge, and were inadmissibly speculative. Green 02/22/2018 In litigation between former spouses, the circuit court erred when it sustained a plea of res judicata and dismissed the ex-wifes breach of contract action based on a prior ruling in a reinstated divorce action that denied a show cause application with regard to obligations under the parties premarital agreements.

The circuit court abused its discretion by permitting the edited video deposition of plaintiffs expert played for the jury to include statements and opinions not adequately disclosed in plaintiffs response to interrogatories.

In addition, an adverse inference instruction for spoliation of evidence is proper only where the party has acted in bad faith or with intentional conduct calculated to suppress the truth, which was not shown in this case.

It was an abuse of discretion to disqualify this witness from testifying, and the subsequent entry of summary judgment for the defense was error.

The judgment is reversed and the action is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Commonwealth 02/22/2018 The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in denying a petition filed by an inmate to change his name, under the provisions of Code 8.01-217.

The circuit court should have granted the defense motion to strike the evidence on the basis of lack of causation.