Two $10-million wrongful death lawsuits against Virginia Tech officials arising from the 2007 campus shootings have been scheduled for a nine-day trial beginning Sept. 26. The cases, brought by the only victims of the massacre who did not accept state ...Read More »
Accusations of bad medical practice spilled from the operating room to the courtroom in a Roanoke case now headed for trial. A doctor who claims he was accused of “euthanizing” a patient gets to try his $2.35-million defamation case against ...Read More »
A federal appeals court has affirmed approval of a government-backed project where an Arlington church shares space with subsidized apartments in a single 10-story building. In a Dec. 23 opinion, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...Read More »
Del. David Albo, R-Fairfax County, says the Virginia State Bar overstepped its mission in lobbying the legislature for more judicial spending. Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, views the plan by Gov. Bob McDonnell to use the ...Read More »
A Charlottesville judge has ruled lawyers for accused killer George Huguely cannot access medical records of victim Yeardley Love other than a prescription for medication. Defense lawyers sought Love’s medical records, contending that heart problems may have caused or contributed ...Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell has blindsided the Virginia State Bar with a budget proposal to take $5 million from the VSB and effectively wipe out the bar’s reserve. The plan, referenced in budget documents released by the governor Dec. 16, came ...Read More »
Getting a court to defer judgment may be the best a lawyer can do for a particular criminal client. But in some kinds of cases, that option has been in limbo for the last few years. Lawyers are watching closely ...Read More »
Augusta, we have a problem. A group of budding rocket scientists has been grounded after losing a land use battle with neighbors and local government officials over a launch site in Augusta County. Last month a court-appointed commissioner turned thumbs ...
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed North Carolina Superior Court Judge Albert Diaz for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reports The Charlotte Observer. Diaz becomes the third North Carolinian on the court, and the first Hispanic ...
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