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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Property Classification (access required)

A 1987 Mercedes and a 1993 Lexus automobile owned by husband prior to the marriage and continuously titled to him, remained husband’s separate property, and the trial court erred in classifying the vehicles as marital property; however, the trial court ...

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Domestic Relations – Prenuptial Agreement – Revocation (access required)

Although the parties’ prenuptial agreement provided they could mutually agree to revoke the agreement and they believed they had revoked the agreement by throwing it into a fire, the appellate court rejects wife’s argument that this worked to terminate the ...

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Workers' Comp – Appeals – Rule 5A:18 (access required)

The Uninsured Employer’s Fund failed to preserve for appellate review its claim that the commission erred in finding that a claimant sustained a compensable injury by accident and awarding benefits, and the Fund’s remaining claims, challenging denial of a continuance ...

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Leak in clothing store roof ruins business's inventory – $298,763.18 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was the owner of a high-end retail clothing store whose business was damaged by water intruding through a faulty roof. The plaintiff asserted that the defendant landlord’s failure under the lease agreement to keep the roof in good ...

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Clerk is liable for error by preparer (access required)

In a modern office of a Virginia circuit court clerk, deeds typically are unexamined by human eyes before they are indexed and recorded. Deeds are filed with a cover sheet that contains a bar code with the information to index ...

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Best of the Blog (416766) (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia on Tuesday heard argument in JIRC v. Shull, the case in which the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission is seeking censure or removal of a Wise County juvenile judge who had a woman lower her ...

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Best of the Blog (416765) (access required)

President Bush nominated Richmond lawyer E. Duncan Getchell Jr. for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 6. But minutes after the announcement, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, Sen. Jim Webb issued a statement blasting the ...

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Best of the Blog (416764) (access required)

A federal circuit court opinion about whether a joint with a liquor license can let its topless dancers dance fully nude is probably the last place you’d expect to find judges debating the health, or lack thereof, of Latin. Latin ...

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