A 4th Circuit panel refused to disturb lower court findings that prosecutors denied due process rights for the Prince William County man accused of arranging the murder of a competing drug dealer. The three-judge panel Thursday affirmed the conclusions of ...Read More »
“No more do-overs.” That’s what one appellate specialist said about last week’s published order from the Court of Appeals of Virginia announcing a dismissal penalty for failing to follow the rules for petitions for appeal. The court in March had ...Read More »
A man stabbed at a Norfolk bar can sue the bar owner for negligence based on claims that the bar staff ignored several instances of aggressive behavior by the attacker. Norfolk Circuit Judge Everett A. Martin Jr. rejected a bid ...Read More »
It’s official: the Court of Appeals will dismiss your petition for appeal if you fail to follow the rules for assignments of error. As we reported in March, the court had asked lawyers to address whether a 2011 Supreme Court ...Read More »
The gender discrimination lawsuit against Chesterfield County filed by a former human resources director has lawyers trading sharp words over discovery. Karla Gerner is on a “fishing expedition” with requests for personnel records for male former administrators in the county ...Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell has filled two vacant circuit court judgeships with candidates having experience in prosecutor’s offices. Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberley Slayton White was named to the 10th Circuit bench, while Tazewell County General District Judge Jack S. “Chip” ...
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The buffet choices are growing at the e-discovery cafeteria. As more corporate clients face expensive, complicated and time-consuming electronic discovery battles, their lawyers are coming up with a variety of options to get the job done. Virginia lawyers are in ...Read More »