Virginia's Judicial System


Appeals Granted


Case

DRHI, INC. v. WILLIAM W. HANBACK, JR.
(Record Number 131974)

From

From the Circuit Court of Fairfax County; Deniis J. Smith, Judge.

Counsel

Jon F. Mains (Jon F. Mains & Associates, LLC) for Appellant.

J. Chapman Petersen, Jason F. Zellman and Stephen P. Pierce (Surovell, Isaacs, Petersen & Levy, PLC) for Appellee.

Assignment of Error

  1. The trial court erred when it entered a $350,000.00 judgment in favor of appellee because it did not have the jurisdiction to award a monetary judgment.
  2. The trial court erred when it entered a $350,000.00 judgment in response to appellee's request for the issuance of a rule to show cause. The trial court did not have the authority by way of its contempt powers to award this judgment.
  3. If, arguendo, the trial court had the jurisdiction and authority to entertain appellee's demand for entry of a money judgment, the trial court erred when it considered irrelevant evidence to come to this award.
  4. The trial court erred when it entered a $350,000.00 judgment in favor of appellee because the evidence it considered to come to this award establishes that no sum is due appellee.

Date Granted

  04-22-2014