Bummer if you were looking for the Supreme Court of Virginia to really decide three closely watched cases: Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins, which appeared to raise the issue of whether Virginia courts will defer to courts of another state on issues ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2008
We are scratching our heads trying to understand the theory of liability in this bribery case arising from Buchanan County flood damage. It’s well-established that county officials solicited and accepted bribes, including a coon dog, from contractors in exchange for ...
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The Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association have endorsed candidates for the State Corporation Commission vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner Theodore V. Morrison Jr. The VSB’s judicial nominations committee told Gov. ...Read More »
If you believe that the US Constitution gives you the right to send anonymous non-commercial e-mails, your champion at the Supreme Court of Virginia is spammer Jeremy Jaynes. As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, Richmond attorney Tom Wolf made the case for Jaynes before ...
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A defendant who told police, “I am willing to talk, but can I have a lawyer in here or something?” did not unequivocally invoke his Fifth Amendment right to counsel, and the trial court did not err in refusing to ...Read More »
There was sufficient evidence to show defendant attempted to break into a home, the Court of Appeals says, where defendant approached the house at about midnight, the couple’s vans were parked out of sight and the interior of the home ...Read More »
A defendant’s failure to include a transcript or statement of facts prevents the Court of Appeals from considering defendant’s claim that his statements to police about sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman who had fallen asleep on the sofa where defendant ...Read More »