A Norfolk newspaper does not owe damages to a Chesapeake school principal for an article that, according to the principal, insinuated he arranged for his son to get special treatment. The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the ruling of a ...Read More »
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Two Richmond lawyers cannot be sanctioned for their argument in support of a divorce client ordered to pay her husband’s attorney’s fees. The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed sanctions ordered by Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer against Michael Shebelskie ...
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Oysters have no backbone and oyster farming can’t count as farming for a York County resident who grew his own among his neighbors. A York County Circuit Court upheld two landowners’ right to cultivate a homegrown product, but the Supreme Court ...
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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 »