A man with a history of mental illness who was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of his mother is a “slayer” under Va. Code § 55-401 and is barred from recovering from her estate; the ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2013 of “Influential Women of Virginia.” This awards program, now in its fifth year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in ...
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A man who waived his benefits under his ex-wife’s ERISA retirement and insurance plans in a divorce settlement cannot rely on the preemption doctrine for protection from a state court action by the ex-wife’s parents to enforce the divorce decree ...Read More »
Attorneys for the families of two Virginia Tech students killed in an April 2007 campus massacre are renewing their bid to put the university’s president on trial. In a petition for rehearing, the attorneys are seeking a full state Supreme Court ...
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CHESAPEAKE (AP) — A court hearing is set in a legal battle between the state and an Iraq war veteran over his personalized license plate. Sean Bujno’s plate reads: “ICUHAJI,” which can be read to state: “I See You, Haji.” ...Read More »
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a bipartisan panel to study ways Virginia might streamline the restoration of civil rights for nonviolent felons without amending the state constitution. Proposals endorsed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to amend the constitution to provide ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals summarily affirms the trial court denying wife’s motion to require husband to contribute to their child’s extracurricular activities after he gave notice withdrawing his agreement. Husband and wife separated after six years of marriage and one ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals affirms the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission award of benefits to a 65-year old cashier who injured her left knee, arm and shoulder complying with a request to take a break; the commission correctly found employee’s fall ...Read More »
Defendant is not entitled to suppress cocaine found as he was struggling with a police officer after fleeing, the Court of Appeals says; the totality of circumstances gave the officer reasonable suspicion to stop and defendant disregarded the officer’s authority ...Read More »
Defendant is not entitled to suppress phencyclidine (PCP) discovered in arresting him for possession and public intoxication, the Court of Appeals says; the arresting officer had probable cause not only from smelling PCP, he recognized defendant and the man with ...Read More »