A homeowner who sued a lot seller and builder for damages for cracks in the foundation of his home built by builder, allegedly caused by construction on stable fill material and first discovered in 2006, cannot sue defendants a theory ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: November 2012
A pre-drafted form rental agreement that required a tenant to indemnify the landlord for damages caused by the landlord’s negligence is a contract of adhesion and unenforceable under the Virginia Residential Landlord & Tenant Act, and a Roanoke County Circuit ...Read More »
SPOTSYLVANIA — A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence. Media outlets report that 44-year-old David Marion Apraham of Spotsylvania received a seven-year sentence last Tuesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.. ...
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MANASSAS — A judge won’t remove a special prosecutor from the retrial of a former death-row inmate whose conviction and sentence were overturned by a federal court. Attorneys for Justin Wolfe argued that the special prosecutor, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney ...Read More »
Retired U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams died Nov. 4. He was 92. A 1940 graduate of Milligan College, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was commanding officer of the minesweeper ...Read More »
Although police enlarged a suspect’s photo to make it the same size as others in a photo array, thereby slightly elongating the suspect’s face, the photo array was not unduly suggestive and the sexual assault victim’s identification of the suspect ...Read More »
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Bar Association has endorsed two attorneys for an expected circuit court vacancy and one for general district court. The circuit court seat now belongs to retiring Judge James Lane. Judge William Heatwole is retiring from the district ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...
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The national presidential election is over, but there’s another vote yet to cast. Ballots have been mailed to Virginia lawyers in the race for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, the first such contested election since 2001. Arlington’s Ray Benzinger ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia for the first time has granted a writ of actual innocence over the objection of the commonwealth. When the Court of Appeals of Virginia split five-five on a rehearing of a panel decision, that panel ...Read More »