When parties haggle over a debt, one of them may try to get the last word by making partial payment and claiming an accord and satisfaction. In a new case of homeowner v. plumber, the Supreme Court of Virginia says ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today that ab order to compel arbitration can’t be appealed under the Virginia Uniform Arbitration Act. The issue arose when Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. filed a motion to compel arbitration after an employee filed ...Read More »
A developer who wanted to build an expected Wal-Mart store in Blacksburg will have to seek a special use permit, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The developer argued that his rights to construct a large retail building became ...Read More »
A wrongful death suit filed by a family member who had not yet qualified as a personal representative of the decedent is a nullity and cannot be nonsuited, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. Because the wrongful death statute requires ...Read More »
Michael Vick has been cleared for home confinement this spring because there’s no room at a halfway house. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, citing an AP report, said that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons had cleared Vick for home confinement as early ...Read More »
Richmond officials will pull the plug on two pending appeals at the Virginia Supreme Court that would test the limits of Richmond’s “strong mayor” system. With taxpayers having already spent more than $1.1 million in legal fees, Richmond Mayor Dwight ...
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