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No SCC certificate, no million-dollar win (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned one of the commonwealth’s largest verdicts for 2015, because one of the winning telecom companies was not properly registered with the State Corporation Commission prior to entry of the final judgment. Although Virginia ...

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Frequent filer restricted at Supreme Court (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued a pre-filing injunction against a pro se litigant for filing repetitive and vexatious appeals after losing a string of frivolous lawsuits. Dora L. Adkins has filed more than two dozen appeals in recent years ...

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Texting teacher wins high court review (access required)

A female teacher who sent photographs of herself in the bathtub to an 11-year-old boy has won a chance to have her conviction overturned by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Last May, the Virginia Court of Appeals affirmed Kimberlee Dietz’ ...

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The Break-Up, Part Four (access required)

A marriage that never was will come up for review in the Supreme Court of Virginia later this year. The court has decided to hear Deborah MacDougall’s appeal of a lower court decision that her marriage to Richard Levick, ceremonially ...

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Judge reviews released in 2016 JPE reports (access required)

Twenty-seven Virginia trial judges have received their report cards. The Virginia General Assembly has released the 2016 Judicial Performance Evaluation Reports, delivered by the Supreme Court of Virginia on Dec. 1, pursuant to statute. Reports were prepared for 27 judges ...

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Justices question standing for challenge to rights restoration (access required)

A Republican legal challenge to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s politically charged blanket rights restoration for convicted felons could be decided on how the case reached the doors of the state Supreme Court. The justices conducted oral arguments in the voting ...

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