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Supreme Court decides 19 cases (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed today the order that 40 Gloucester County residents had to pay $2,000 each in sanctions because they signed a petition to remove four members of the board of supervisors. The court ruled unanimously in ...

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Earley interested in joining Supreme Court (access required)

Add former Virginia Attorney General Mark L. Earley to the list of those interested in being a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Statewide bar groups vetted 10 candidates last year at the request of the General Assembly’s Courts ...

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Supreme Court revises rules (access required)

For rules geeks only. Well, that may be overstating it a bit, but the revisions to court rules that the Supreme Court of Virginia has posted on its website reflect, for the most part, efforts at clarification rather than substantive ...

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Roanoke judge eyes Supreme Court seat (access required)

Roanoke City Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein again will stand for election to the Supreme Court of Virginia, he confirmed Monday. Weckstein, the Roanoke Valley’s most senior judge, entered the running for one of two seats now vacant on the ...

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Kinser presides over Supreme Court’s argument week (access required)

Cynthia D. Kinser began her first argument session as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia today by asking for a moment of silence for her predecessor, Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., who died barely a week after Kinser ...

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Prior approval for suits by frequent flyer upheld (access required)

A Chesterfield County circuit judge properly dismissed actions filed by a disbarred attorney with a history of filing frivolous suits because he had not sought leave of court before filing them, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in an ...

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House wants more Supreme Court candidates (access required)

A press release from Del. Dave Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, underscores the uncertainty surrounding the replacement of two justices on the Supreme Court of Virginia – and for filling possible lower courts vacancies as well. ...

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McClanahan gets vote of House GOP for Supreme Court seat (access required)

The Republican House caucus has selected Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth A. McClanahan as the party’s candidate for the first of two Supreme Court vacancies, Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, said. The decision means McClanahan is likely to be certified by ...

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Court to rehear case decided in September (access required)

Indemnification agreements in construction contracts and just what they mean for the parties and their insurers is challenging material for the best lawyer, so you folks who bothered to read and comprehend Uniwest Construction Inc. v. Amtech Elevator Services Inc. ...

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