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Buyer wins due to painted basement (access required)

A home buyer may recover damages for a flooded basement where the seller repaired and painted over prior water damage, a Fredericksburg Circuit judge has ruled. The case is Stone v. Quann (VLW 094-8-348). The opinion was written by Judge ...

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Review Granted (access required)

Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. The information provided comes from the successful petition for appeal and, in some instances, from the brief in opposition. Additional information is available from ...

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Review Granted: Bottoms up (access required)

This week’s paper includes Supreme Court Review Granted on pages 23 and 24. This feature highlights the cases the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear, including the issues presented. The issues include the following: * Is it in a ...

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Lawyer must check on appeals (access required)

A lawyer who failed to check on appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court provided “ineffective assistance of counsel” and his client deserves a new trial, a Newport News federal district judge has ruled. In vacating the conviction, the judge ...

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IOLTA revolt repelled (access required)

CHANTILLY–The Virginia State Bar Council has crushed an effort to derail mandatory IOLTA, rejecting by a 2-1 margin a resolution to roll IOLTA back to a voluntary “opt-out” program. At its meeting in Chantilly Oct. 20, the council voted 19-41-3 ...

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