The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated the full jury verdict of $6,227,000 on Isaiah Lester’s wrongful death claim based on the loss of his wife in a car accident in 2007. The court’s ruling closes the book on a ...Read More »
(AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected several claims raised by Mark E. Lawlor. He was sentenced to death for the 2008 sexual assault ...
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Lawyer-blogger Horace Hunter faced the Supreme Court of Virginia Jan. 8 in the appeal of his disciplinary case, and he said anything he wrote about his clients’ cases is absolutely protected by the First Amendment. First Amendment scholar Rodney Smolla ...Read More »
A stun gun manufacturer faces a federal jury trial on claims it failed to provide sufficient warnings about the weapon’s risk for people with heart conditions. While allowing three claims against TASER International Inc. to go forward, a Charlottesville federal ...Read More »
(AP) — A condemned Virginia inmate who strangled two prisoners and vowed to keep killing unless given the death penalty is fighting his former attorneys for the right to be executed next week. A federal judge in Roanoke on Monday ...Read More »
“This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” You may recall that famous advertising slogan from the 1980s. One could use a similar phrase when describing today’s legal marketplace. Changes in billing methods, improvements in technology, a turbulent economy and the globalization ...
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LEARNING FROM LAW FIRM LEADERS. By Susan Manch and Michelle Nash. American Bar Association. $79.95. Analytical. Skeptical. A high degree of urgency. A preference for autonomy. A lower need for social interaction. Resistant to change. Thin-skinned. While not entirely flattering, ...Read More »
NORFOLK (AP) A veteran judge in Norfolk has stepped down after serving nearly two decades in general district and circuit courts. Circuit Judge Louis Sherman retired Dec. 31. Sherman, 66, said that he knew growing up that he wanted to ...Read More »
(AP) The effort to clear the name of a man who spent four years in a Virginia prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit is moving forward. The Virginia Court of Appeals on Dec. 28 agreed to let Johnathan ...Read More »