A mother who tried to cut off her children’s court-ordered visitation with their grandparents after moving from Ohio to Virginia has lost her appeal to modify the Ohio order in Virginia courts. The mother argued that the Virginia trial court ...Read More »
A Southside circuit judge last month refused to impose capital punishment on an intellectually disabled convicted murderer, despite efforts by state lawyers to establish that the killer was eligible for the death penalty. Judge Joel C. Cunningham sentenced 45-year-old James ...Read More »
A Roanoke County jury this month awarded $100,000 to a one-time office staffer who complained she was sexually assaulted by her chiropractor boss. The jury accepted the ex-employee’s version of events in a courtroom credibility contest with chiropractor Joshua D. ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has added a new rule establishing standards for courts’ collection of fines and costs. The rule comes amid criticism – and a federal lawsuit – focusing on how court financial obligations and driver’s license suspensions ...
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A former Tidewater attorney has caused a program funded by Virginia lawyers to pay out more than $183,000 to victims of his alleged dishonesty. Steven Lieberman, who practiced in both Norfolk and Virginia Beach until he accepted disbarment, was convicted ...Read More »
In a decision that one lawyer says will create two separate classes of Virginia jail employees, a circuit judge has ruled that Virginia’s regional jails and their staff are not entitled to sovereign immunity. The decision appears to be the ...Read More »
An Alexandria federal judge has thrown out criminal charges against two people accused in an illegal “visa-for-sale” scheme based on prosecutors’ failure to disclose information about trial witnesses. The unusual action by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema came in ...Read More »
The Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leader of the Year” has devoted her 23-year legal career to helping victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Susheela Varky of Richmond was one of 26 lawyers honored in the Class of 2016 of Virginia Lawyers ...Read More »