The Supreme Court may have had a chance to revisit the issue of a punitives award with no award of compensatory damages, but a lack of clarity in the jury verdict prompted it to affirm the trial court in a Nov. ...Read More »
A Virginia statute gives trial judges “great discretion” in deciding whether or not to allow cameras in their courtrooms, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday. Upholding the ruling by Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward L. Hogshire to bar cameras from ...Read More »
Lawyers defending a sanctions award faced a skeptical Supreme Court of Virginia, which had only five justices hearing the Oct. 28 argument in Shebelskie v. Brown. In Shebelskie, Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer sanctioned two lawyers for their defense ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has let stand an $8.47 million asbestos verdict, in an Oct. 25 order that dismissed an appeal as “improvidently granted.” Last April, the high court agreed to hear one causation issue arising out of a mesothelioma ...Read More »
The Supreme Court has reinstated a $25-million lawsuit against jail officials over brain injuries suffered by a prisoner assaulted at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (left). Kenneth Wagner claims he was beaten by jailers in 2006 and hospitalized ...Read More »
A battle over disclosure of climate research documents could produce new law on the public’s right to access government records in Virginia. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear three freedom-of-information issues arising from efforts by conservatives to examine the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia wants to hear more about a defamation case argued during last week’s court session. The court changed its mind about hearing appellate issues raised by The Virginian-Pilot in a school administrator’s appeal of a decision setting ...
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