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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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Lawyer liability for botched will upheld (access required)

A Richmond lawyer and his firm are liable for a $603,409.90 bequest that should have gone to the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as a divided Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a trial court’s decision ...

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Lawyer sanction reversed for jury instruction error (access required)

Two trial lawyers who inadvertently submitted an erroneous jury instruction should not have been sanctioned $200 each, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on April 14. It reversed sanctions against the lawyers who defended a riding instructor in a wrongful ...

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Court to weigh job protection law for service members (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will consider whether a federal law designed to protect civilian jobs for part-time military service members applies to state employees. The court has agreed to review the decision by a Chesterfield County judge who denied ...

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