Quantcast
Home / The SCoVA Blog

The SCoVA Blog

Feed Subscription

No contributory negligence in p.i. case (access required)

A motorcyclist who hit an SUV turning across his lane of travel gets another chance to win damages, after a Virginia Supreme Court majority took issue with a jury instruction on contributory negligence. It takes just a little more than a “scintilla” ...

Read More »

Habeas granted on Padilla claim (access required)

Citing Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed habeas relief from a drug paraphernalia conviction that led to the petitioner’s detention by immigration officials after he served his state sentence. Marlon Borja Barrera initially was charged with marijuana ...

Read More »

Court rejects rehearing in Va. Tech cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has closed the final door to recovery for families of two victims of the Virginia Tech shootings who sued the state rather than accept $100,000 settlements. The court Tuesday denied the families’ petitions for rehearing ...

Read More »

Newspaper wins defamation appeal (access required)

A Norfolk newspaper does not owe damages to a Chesapeake school principal for an article that, according to the principal, insinuated he arranged for his son to get special treatment. The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the ruling of a ...

Read More »
Scroll To Top