ROANOKE–Federal prosecutors have allowed a once-suicidal Navy veteran charged with four firearms felonies to enter a six-month diversion program with mental health treatment. While agreeing to a treatment plan that could bring dismissal of all charges against Sean Duvall, the ...Read More »
House budget planners appear to want to turn up the heat the highest when it comes to unfreezing Virginia judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee last week recommended filling 33 trial court judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled under the ...Read More »
Using an expert of his own choosing before a Norfolk jury, a state prisoner this month beat the odds and defeated the state’s bid to have him indefinitely committed as a sexually violent predator. Albert A. Montague, 47, reached the ...Read More »
The Hispanic Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia has rated candidates for the expected vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia, according to member David Bernhard of Falls Church: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Roanoke lawyer Monica T. Monday Fairfax County Circuit ...
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A Roanoke jury awarded $4.5 million this month to a 43-year-old former railroad worker who claimed his on-the-job foot injury led to permanent pain and disability. The Feb. 17 verdict came at the end of a five-day trial in Kirk ...Read More »
Bills that would keep Virginia competitive in wealth management are making their way through the General Assembly, reports the head of the Virginia Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts and Estates section. Richmond lawyer Farhad Aghdami, chair of the VBA section, noted ...Read More »
House budget planners appear willing to turn up the heat a bit more than their Senate counterparts when it comes to unfreezing Virginia trial court judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee recommends filling 33 judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled. ...
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The Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Nominations Committee has found six candidates highly qualified for the expected vacancy this year on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. One other candidate was found “qualified.” The panel votes first on whether a candidate ...Read More »
The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its refusal to allow courts to use two ancient common law writs to undo criminal convictions likely to bring deportation for immigrant defendants. Two Fairfax County circuit judges allowed the defendants to reopen their cases, ...Read More »