Even though the trial judge remarked that imposing jury costs on a nonsuiting plaintiff was “pretty standard here in this court,” the Supreme Court of Virginia finds any such jury fee unwarranted under Virginia law. In Martin v. Duncan, the ...Read More »
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A law firm avoids liability on a claim of tortious interference with contract rights today because the plaintiff business failed to allege that the law firm intended to cause the alleged harm. The ruling in DurretteBradshaw, P.C. v. MRC Consulting, ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia today outlawed the use of the “unavoidable accident” jury instruction in personal injury trials. Writing for a unanimous court in Hancock-Underwood v. Knight, Justice Donald W. Lemons said, “While in the past we have permitted ...
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A handful of sympathetic lawyers in Salem and Roanoke have managed to save the day for three Peruvian college students stuck without jobs in Virginia while on an exchange program. As reported by The Roanoke Times, attorney Correy Diviney took ...Read More »
Legislators expect to focus on the budget and, according to a Media General report, the lawmakers are finding plenty to criticize in Gov. Kaine’s spending proposals.Read More »
The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists. According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...
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Four state senators hope to enlist other legislators in an effort to avoid partisan bickering over judicial appointments and redistricting, reports The Winchester Star. The Commonwealth Caucus is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans who agreed to support ...
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