From our private database of 34,000+ case briefs...
Lund v. Commonwealth
Virginia Supreme Court
232 S.E.2d 745 (Va. 1977) (en banc)
Charles Walter Lund (defendant) was a graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), where he was working on his dissertation. At the time, VPI leased a computer from IBM and allotted to certain departments a limited budget for computer use. In order to complete his work, Lund required access to VPI’s computer and the computer-center personnel. Ordinarily, a user would need to have an authorized administrator submit a request for computer use. The computer center would then issue the user keys to a post office box, from which the user would pick up computer print-outs. The user’s computer would also generate computer cards. After VPI received complaints of unauthorized computer use, Lund was found in possession of seven unauthorized keys, which he said he obtained from another student. He was also found in possession of several computer cards and printouts. Lund was charged with the theft of the keys, computer cards, computer printouts, and use of the computer and computer-center personnel while possessing the intent to defraud, with each property and service worth $100 or more. Lund was found guilty of grand larceny.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (I’Anson, C.J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 607,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 607,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 34,000 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.