Defendant claims the prosecution failed to prove the marijuana he had, without counting the mature stalk and sterilized seeds, did not weigh more than one-half ounce, but the Court of Appeals upholds his conviction of possession of a quantity in ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: March 2010
Applying the “ends of justice” exception to Rule 5A:18, the Court of Appeals reverses a conviction for escape from custody on a felony because, although defendant had been arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and was being handcuffed when he ...Read More »
The prosecutor accused of misconduct by the Virginia State Bar in a death penalty case denies the ethics charges and says she is being made a scapegoat for complaints about prosecutor discipline. York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen M. Addison denied ...
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What’s worse than a pair of high-testosterone lawyers trash-talking at each other over minutiae at a deposition? That’s bad, for sure. A pair of college professors sniping at each other at a department meeting? (Someone once said the politics in ...Read More »
The University of Richmond law school will present its highest honor, the William Green Award for Professional Excellence, this Friday to Judge Roger Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Gregory was first appointed to the court in ...
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An African-American female employee who formerly worked as a billing supervisor at defendant trucking company loses her suit alleging discrimination and retaliation, as a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the employer. Plaintiff’s prima facie case on the ...Read More »
In this suit arising from defendant Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s decision to place plaintiff Hampton University’s School of Pharmacy on probation as to its accreditation, a Newport News U.S. District Court denies Hampton’s request for preliminary injunctive relief; although ...Read More »
A former patent examiner for the U.S. PTO who is suing the Department of Commerce pro se for alleged employment discrimination in violation of the Rehabilitation Act, Title VII and the Civil Service Reform Act, loses his suit on summary ...Read More »
An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the federal government in a federal employee’s suit alleging disability discrimination pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, on the basis that his voluntary retirement from the U.S. Marshal Service amounted ...Read More »