A state law that says it is not negligent to fail to restrain a child in a vehicle does not abrogate the common law duty to protect the child, a divided Supreme Court of Virginia holds today. Four-year-old Hannah Leigh ...Read More »
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The Supreme Court of Virginia adopts today a five-part test for determining whether an inadvertent disclosure of a document covered by the attorney-client privilege waives the privilege. The issue in Walton v. Mid-Atlantic Spine Specialists PC arose after a letter ...
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Seven Virginia circuit judges have set aside orders at the request of major newspapers in the state even though they concluded that the newspapers lacked standing to challenge the orders. At least one judge, Virginia Beach Circuit Judge A. Bonwill ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court. Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school. He joined the Supreme ...Read More »
Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...Read More »
NORFOLK – Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will not invoke his constitutional power to reassign judges to courts suffering under heavy caseloads. His declaration came earlier today during his State of the Judiciary address to Virginia circuit ...Read More »