As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the bounds of police cellphone searches, a group of Virginia legislators is focused on police surveillance of license plate numbers. The newly formed Personal Privacy Protection Caucus at the General Assembly grew out of ...Read More »
A Charlottesville Circuit judge has refused to apply enhanced penalties to a defendant who allegedly punched an officer, because the Albemarle County officer was acting outside his jurisdiction. Defendant Josue Salinas Valdez allegedly attacked two police officers who appeared at ...Read More »
Finding that a Stafford attorney failed to provide reasonably competent representation to a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to rape and burglary, a circuit judge has vacated the convictions. The effort to clear the name of Edgar Coker, now 22, ...Read More »
A law school graduate’s civil rights claims against a prosecutor and a police officer arising from an attempted murder charge have foundered in federal court. The former law student, Peter S. Willis of Fredericksburg, spent a year in jail before ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of million-dollar settlements in this issue. The 2013 list highlights the settlements of $1 million or more submitted to our editors over the past year. This year’s survey features 51 cases, one less ...
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The Virginia Bar Association and the Old Dominion Bar Association made history in late January, as the two bar groups held their annual meetings together for the first time. And at the black-tie banquet Jan. 24 at the Williamsburg Lodge, ...Read More »