A circuit court judge ruled last month that he has no jurisdiction to hear appeals of nearly $7,800 in sanctions imposed against two lawyers in a district court case. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr. said the district court’s ...Read More »
Author Archives: Peter ViethFeed Subscription
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell credits a Charlottesville weekly paper for exposing violations of Virginia’s consumer finance act. The AG news release is here.Read More »
We’re still waiting for the Virginia Lawyers Weekly interview with Antonin Scalia, but if you have been wondering why the notably media-wary justice has suddenly embraced electronic attention (other than book promotion, of course), there’s this bite from a new ...
Tagged with: U.S. Supreme CourtRead More »
Reporters have been busy documenting the shenanigans leading up to yesterday’s municipal elections around Virginia. There was a Roanoke candidate who took out newspaper ads without disclosing his identity. In St. Paul, some people registered to vote even though they ...
Tagged with: ElectionsRead More »
It had escaped our notice until today, but government has gone to You Tube in a big way. Virginia alone has 25 agencies using the do-it-yourself video website. Even Roanoke County has its own You Tube site. The latest entry ...Read More »
State police have charged J&D Court Judge Keith Blankenship with hit-and-run after an accident last month in Powhatan County, according to the Wytheville Enterprise. Blankenship is already facing DUI and refusal charges from a traffic stop on March 1. Blankenship, ...Read More »
As Virginia court clerks begin to make electronic case records available in their offices and even online for members of the bar, officials hope to reassure lawyers that electronic court records are no more publicly available than the old paper ...Read More »