The Court of Appeals reversed defendant’s conviction for malicious wounding and remanded for a new trial on assault and battery because the trial court’s findings fail to prove the required statutory intent to “to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill.” Victim ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2011
The commonwealth did not have to prove defendant’s “specific intent” to prosecute his failure to reregister as a sex offender, and his conviction under Va. Code § 18.2-472.1(B) is affirmed by the Court of Appeals. It is undisputed defendant had ...Read More »
A man who wore a pair of shorts cut to expose his genitalia to a 10-year-old girl at a bus stop for a summer day camp demonstrated “lascivious intent” and the Court of Appeals upholds his conviction for indecent liberties ...Read More »
A proposed Virginia legal ethics opinion provides plaintiffs’ lawyers with new ammunition in the battle for protection from Medicare liens in personal injury settlements. Insurance companies and the plaintiffs’ bar have tussled as each side sought a shield against exposure ...Read More »
The Virginia Association of Women Judges has awarded $500 scholarships to two Virginia high school students who wrote winning essays about the benefits of women’s full participation in the legislative and judicial branches of government. The VAWJ presented its scholarship ...
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A Vietnam veteran who received a series of Botox injections to treat his writer’s tremor won a $212 million jury verdict against Botox manufacturer Allergan Inc. last month in Richmond federal court. Best known for its cosmetic use to smooth ...Read More »
Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association. VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and impressive background,” that combines ...
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The Roanoke Times earns the honors, with their story about problems on Interstate 81, published today, May 5: Sinkhole de Mayo: Expect delays on Interstate 81 North of LexingtonRead More »
In an earlier decision in a construction company’s claim against the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a Danville U.S. District Court denied in part and granted in part defendants’ motions ...Read More »