CHARLOTTESVILLE–University of Virginia law school librarians are trying to restore a collection of rare law books that were selected by Thomas Jefferson for the library. The library has obtained 317 of the books over the past 40 years and is ...Read More »
ROANOKE — A Florida ride company faces another lawsuit over a roller coaster crash at the Salem Fair last summer. The mother of Samantha Goad filed the $1 million lawsuit on her behalf against Deggeller Attractions this week in federal ...Read More »
ALEXANDRIA — A Virginia Beach man has admitted to running a scheme in which he took thousands of dollars from homeowners and promised to modify their mortgages, but pocketed the money instead. Sixty-eight-year-old Howard R. Shmuckler pleaded guilty last Tuesday ...Read More »
(AP) They’ve been called “courtiers of the marble palace” and “sorcerers’ apprentices.” But to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, their law clerks are much more: sparring partners, workhorses and, often, extended family. Each of the court’s nine justices ...
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As North and South clashed during the Civil War, court officials across Virginia sent their records to Richmond, hoping to keep them away from invading Union armies. “It seemed to be common practice that the invading army would go straight ...Read More »
The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...Read More »
Thanks to an unusually high number of uncontested elections, statewide races for seats on the Virginia State Bar Council are almost complete. Only three races remain unresolved. Hampton (8th Circuit) was scheduled to hold a council meeting last Thursday, after ...
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Insurance companies have registered their opposition to the payee notification plan under consideration by a Virginia State Bar task force, but the chairman says the issue for the panel is “how” not “whether” a client protection statute will be proposed. ...Read More »
A developer that wants to build in the historic town of Occoquan got a green light from the Supreme Court of Virginia earlier this month, in a case that raises questions about the role of “Special Use Permits” in regulating ...Read More »
Tim O’Brien had a feeling things were not going well. It was getting late and he still had not heard from the judge. The freelance legal reporter had flown to the Hampton Roads area to research court documents for a ...Read More »