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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Administrative – Water Control Permit – Representational Standing – Public Comment Process (access required)

An environmental group challenging issuance of a permit granted to Tri-City Properties LLC by the Virginia State Water Control Board did not have to prove that at least one of its members participated in the public comment process in order ...

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Is the health care debate impacting jurors? (access required)

The national debate over health care covered a broad spectrum of topics and invited opinions from every citizen. And like any political issue, the debate will affect potential jurors, said Richard Gabriel, president of Decision Analysis, a jury consulting company ...

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Civil Procedure – Sanctions – ‘Vindictive’ Litigation (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court orders both a lawyer and his real estate broker client to pay $272,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs, finding they pursued “vindictive” litigation all the way to trial without any possible chance of success. Plaintiffs and ...

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Civil Procedure – Pro Se Plaintiff – ‘Vexatious’ Suit (access required)

A pro se plaintiff subject to pre-filing review and earlier sanctioned $40,000 for violating a pre-filing injunction is denied leave by a Norfolk Circuit Court to file his latest “blunderbuss” pleading. The court will first judge the tendered pleading against ...

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Wills & Trusts – Trustee Fees – Trustee’s Omissions (access required)

Although a trustee failed to make tax filings and provide accountings and made one imprudent investment, he has managed the trust in good faith, increased its value and paid beneficiaries over $120,000, and a Norfolk Circuit Court says the trustee ...

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