In light of the Salem Circuit Court’s separate appointments of a guardian and conservator for an elderly husband and wife, after their daughter, a physician licensed in another state, unlawfully dispensed medications to the mother, appeared abusive to her father, ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2013
A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...
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(AP) — A Virginia man who strangled two inmates and promised to continue killing unless he was given the death penalty is set to be executed. Robert Gleason Jr. is scheduled to die by electrocution at 9 p.m. at Greensville ...Read More »
Largely suppressing any public disagreement, the Virginia General Assembly last Tuesday reversed last year’s rejection of an openly gay judge candidate with the election of Tracy Thorne-Begland to a full term on the Richmond General District Court bench. Thorne-Begland was ...
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A chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney had standing to petition for mandamus to require a general district court judge to sentence a defendant who pleaded guilty to DUI within 21 days after its order, but the circuit court did not err ...Read More »
A woman may petition for expungement of a marijuana possession charge because that charge was “otherwise dismissed” under Va. Code § 19.2-392.2(A)(2) when the commonwealth amended the charge to reckless driving, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the circuit ...Read More »
Because a plaintiff who was diagnosed in 1988 with asbestosis and filed a personal injury suit in 1990, that was voluntarily dismissed in 2010, his widow is barred from filing a 2010 wrongful death suit based on his 2008 diagnosis ...Read More »