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Wife's proof of gift must be clear (access required)

A wife claiming that a gift was made must prove the gift by clear and convincing evidence, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The court said that a trial judge making an equitable distribution improperly had placed the burden ...

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LWUSA wins press award (access required)

Lawyers Weekly USA has won an award for “Best News Story of 1995” from the National Association of Business Press Editors. The top honors went to an article that broke the story that Congress was planning to tax punitive damages ...

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No public records on Internet (access required)

A Virginia Circuit Court clerk may not make public records available on the Internet, according to Attorney General James S. Gilmore III. That vast smorgasbord known as the Internet will not be serving up samples of Virginia land records, judgment ...

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Research Box: Spoliation (access required)

Bolling v. Montgomery Ward & Co. can be added to the list of state and federal spoliation-related cases that have arisen in recent years. State courts: Gentry v. Toyota Motor Corp. The Virginia Supreme Court reinstated a woman’s products liability ...

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State Farm loses again on med-pay (access required)

State Farm has lost again in its efforts to limit med-pay benefits to a policyholder’s co-payment. The first decision, by Judge Margaret P. Spencer, Khabir v. State Farm Ins. (VLW 096-12-04), was one of this week’s most popular opinions. The ...

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