The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused — again — to tie the hands of trial court judges who want to control disposition of criminal charges in some cases. The latest pronouncement in a string of decisions since the touchstone ...Read More »
A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...
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(AP) — A Virginia man who strangled two inmates and promised to continue killing unless he was given the death penalty is set to be executed. Robert Gleason Jr. is scheduled to die by electrocution at 9 p.m. at Greensville ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Assault charges have been dropped against a high school soccer player accused of biting an opponent during a game. Albermarle County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl V. Higgins granted the prosecution’s motion to not prosecute the case against Katrina ...Read More »
As the 2013 General Assembly session opened last week, a newly formed group of business leaders and lobbyists launched a well-financed campaign pushing dramatic changes to the rules for civil lawsuits in Virginia under the broad banner of “tort reform.” ...Read More »
ROANOKE (AP) — A federal judge refused Thursday to block next week’s execution of a Virginia man who strangled two inmates and vowed to keep killing unless he was put to death. U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad ruled against former ...Read More »
Imagine walking around in another person’s skin, in order to understand him. Atticus Finch gave that advice to his daughter Scout, and it may have been on the minds of Virginia’s Supreme Court justices when they heard a trio of ...Read More »