The case of a Norfolk judge who refused to enforce an arbitration clause in a nursing home contract is among the more interesting of the first flush of petitions for appeal granted by the Supreme Court of Virginia after its ...Read More »
What happens when a judge without authority to hear an ex parte petition grants it anyway and no party has standing to object to it? You have what a concurring justice calls “a procedural Gordian knot.” The knot was tied ...Read More »
Lawyers won in two legal malpractice cases handed down today by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Wintergreen Partners Inc. v. McGuireWoods LLP, the high court dismissed Wintergreen’s legal malpractice suit alleging McGuireWoods’ late filing of a transcript had blown ...
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Update: 09/16/2010, 4:36 p.m. It was enough. Barely three hours after Crane appeared before the Supreme Court, it issued the following order: “Upon consideration of the apology proffered by William A. Crane, the Rule to Show Cause is dismissed.” An ...Read More »
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Melendez-Diaz, the Supreme Court of Virginia has acknowledged Virginia’s former procedure for admission of lab reports in criminal trials failed to safeguard a defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause. The decision today in ...Read More »
Update 09/15/2010, 9:35 a.m. William Crane will appear before the Supreme Court of Virginia at the end of its docket Thursday rather than this afternoon as originally scheduled. Crane is attending a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery today. The Supreme ...Read More »