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Court reinstates cases for plaintiffs (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued unpublished orders today in two areas of the law that it has had frequent occasion to visit – statutory employees and inadequate damages. Both orders reversed judgments that had been entered for defendants in ...

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Court halts local government hearings (access required)

Acting with uncommon speed, the Supreme Court of Virginia this month ordered a halt to two planned local government hearings in Prince William County. The unusual order, staying appeals to the county board of zoning appeals and board of supervisors, ...

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Delegates probe for judicial philosophy (access required)

Delegates David B. Albo and Bill Janis tried to explore the judicial philosophy of Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth A. McClanahan, but McClanahan deflected the effort and did so in a way that left the delegates looking sheepish for making ...

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Supreme Court scorecard (access required)

Baseball may be the classic game of statistics, but blogging lawyer Jay O’Keeffe suggests stats about appellate law can be a pastime of equal interest for attorneys. O’Keeffe has started keeping score on decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia. ...

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Leaving well enough alone (access required)

Once you’ve been granted a writ from the Supreme Court, don’t change the wording of the assignments of error in your next round of briefing. That’s the clear message from the high court, which dismissed four of five assignments in ...

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