U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad has denied motions to dismiss excessive force and conspiracy claims filed by a former jail inmate who claims he was injured by guards at the Roanoke jail. Relying on the touchstone cases of Twombly and ...Read More »
A decision by a Middlesex County judge highlights an open question in the business of foreclosure in Virginia: How much can a foreclosure trustee charge as a commission? For 11 years, the law has required only a “reasonable commission” for ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia may get a say on whether the Virginia Constitution allows the use of public money for a Norfolk Southern rail project planned for Montgomery County. The county supervisors, who oppose the proposed freight yard, are ...Read More »
Christiansburg — A circuit court judge appeared skeptical this month about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Dec. 14 on various ...
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A truck driver who suffered aggravation of a rare pre-existing brain condition settled his claim against a defendant driver’s employer for $2.5 million dollars after mediation, his lawyer reports. Robert B. Guntharp of Winchester said his firm took over the ...Read More »