A Rockingham County Circuit Court upholds a damage award of $80,000 compensatory and $200,000 punitive damages for a teenage girl who incurred $765 in medical expenses and anticipates an additional $10,000 in chiropractic treatment for aggravation of her scoliosis. Showker ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: February 2009
The Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association have both recommended Sen. John S. Edwards and Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan for a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Magistrate Judge M. ...
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York County Circuit Judge N. Prentis Smiley lacked any authority to commute the death sentence of capital murder defendant Daryl Renard Atkins to life in prison, an attorney told the Supreme Court of Virginia today.Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. ...Read More »
George Mason University law students have won the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in the National Rounds of the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, according to the school’s announcement. The moot team shut out the competition 7-0. ...
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As reported at SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of a West Virginia man under a federal law that bans firearm possession for people convicted of domestic violence. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that ...Read More »
In a case of apparent first impression, a Prince William Circuit Court says that apartment complex sprinkler heads are “ordinary building materials” under Virginia’s statute of repose, and a lawsuit after an apartment fire is barred. Royal Indemnity Co. v. ...Read More »
A bill that would allow the death penalty for accomplices in capital crimes has made it to the full House of Delegates. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was designed to combat gang-related crimes, reports the Daily News-Record. ...Read More »
The proposal to transfer control of the judicial performance evaluation program from the Supreme Court of Virginia died last night in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on a 9-6 vote. The House had approved the measure on a 49-48 ...Read More »
The vote was 2-to-1 against an overhaul of U.Va.’s single sanction honor system. The proposal had needed at least 60 percent of the student body voting in its favor to pass, but 70 percent of students who voted on the ...Read More »