Murray J. Janus, a Richmond criminal defense lawyer for 50 years, died Saturday at age 74. Mr. Janus was the former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the John Marshall Inn of Court. His death was ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2013
The decedent, a 58-year-old woman, presented to the emergency room on April 12, 2008, with complaints of abdominal and chest pain. The treating emergency room physician ordered an abdominal/ pelvic CT scan with contrast, and specified a suspected appendicitis as ...Read More »
A fight over an easement left one owner with restricted access to a public road, as the Supreme Court of Virginia said the easement had been extinguished by a prior owner’s purchase of both parcels. The 35-foot wide easement was ...Read More »
In Smith v. Owens, the Supreme Court reversed a judgment for a home builder against a woman who had not signed a contract she and the co-owner allegedly jointly negotiated with the builder. Both owners, Walter Smith and Sarah Hill, ...Read More »
A mother’s defective legal pleadings prevented her birth-injured daughter from suing for medical malpractice, because the mother joined her daughter’s claim to the mother’s own claim. The suit alleged injuries from shoulder dystocia during the child’s birth on Jan. 1, ...Read More »
The Virginia Senate has again approved raising the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 73. The vote on Senate Bill 740 in the full Senate was 30-to-10 Friday morning. The Senate approved a similar measure last year, but ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG–The Virginia Law Foundation inducted 17 Virginia lawyers last night as its 2013 Class of Fellows. The VLF holds its induction dinner each year in connection with the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. Members of the Class of 2013 are: ...
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Homeowners alleging a subcontractor’s defective workmanship caused damage to otherwise nondefective structures do not have coverage for an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability policy, and a Chesterfield Circuit Court grants summary judgment to defendant insurance carrier on the breach ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia Beach property management company has settled allegations that it discriminated against a Hispanic woman because she didn’t speak English fluently. The woman alleged in a housing discrimination complaint that Virginia Realty Company of Tidewater Inc. ...
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