Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s effort to enforce civil investigative demands on the University of Virginia, petitions from four losing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and a noncompete dispute are among the first writs granted from the Supreme Court of Virginia’s ...Read More »
State court administrators and Virginia State Bar officials heaved a huge sigh of relief after the General Assembly restored 21 judgeships and rejected a proposal to take $5 million from the VSB budget. These money matters were very much in ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Access to Legal Services is recognizing Rapidan attorney Gail Starling Marshall and Washington and Lee University law student Daniel H. Goldman for their pro bono work. Marshall will receive the 2011 Lewis F. Powell ...
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The doctrine of laches, and not a statute of limitations, controls whether a suit for rescission has been filed in a timely manner, the Supreme Court of Virginia held today in an unpublished order in Nunnenkamp v. Copenhaver. The issue ...Read More »
Add former Virginia Attorney General Mark L. Earley to the list of those interested in being a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Statewide bar groups vetted 10 candidates last year at the request of the General Assembly’s Courts ...Read More »
The case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts has proved to be more of a paperwork burden for prosecutors and the Department of Forensic Science than a boon for criminal defendants and their attorneys. The ruling generally requires laboratory analysts to testify ...Read More »
A spreadsheet prepared for House and Senate budget conferees shows how they went about deciding which judicial vacancies to fill. The table compares the caseload of judges in circuits and districts with the average caseload per judge. With one exception, ...Read More »