A bill that attempts to take away the inherent authority the Supreme Court of Virginia says state judges have to defer and dismiss criminal charges cleared the House of Delegates today on a 76-22 vote. House Bill 2513, patroned by ...Read More »
The effort to require recordation of mortgage assignments in court records is finally dead. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, managed to resurrect his proposal, Senate Bill 838, that would have required the recordation of mortgage assignments in court records yesterday. The ...Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are polar opposites on the issue of thawing the freeze on filling judicial vacancies. The Senate committee recommended spending $4.8 million, which would be enough to fill all the vacancies. Not ...Read More »
Attorneys reported 37 million-dollar settlements to Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2010, one more than in 2009. Personal injury cases dominated the list, with 28 settlements in that category, including seven medical malpractice cases and two products liability cases. Six cases ...
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The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will interview candidates to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia on Wednesday. The interviews will begin at the end of the noon meeting of the two houses. They were ...Read More »