Despite lingering mysteries, the Virginia State Police will close the books on its investigation of police work in a 1967 double killing in Staunton. According to The News Virginian, concerns about lead investigator Davie Bocock’s handling of the case could ...Read More »
Advocates for mental patients lost a bid to get access to internal documents about patient injuries or death at state facilities in a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy claimed ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia will consider whether two Virginia Beach lawyers received proper due process protections when they were held in contempt in the course of a criminal trial. A case that began when lawyer Claude Scialdone offered a ...Read More »
A Danville lawyer who was a no show for oral arguments in two appeals before the Court of Appeals of Virginia has been publicly held in contempt and banned from practicing before that court for two years. The court today ...Read More »
Virginia’s U.S. senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner, recommended today that President Obama nominate Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “Senator Warner and I jointly recommended Justice Barbara Keenan to serve ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court says a jury needs court guidance when asked to award pain-and-suffering damages for a FELA plaintiff worried about getting cancer from asbestos exposure. The Court, in a 7-to-2 decision, remanded a Tennessee case where the judge ...Read More »
The Lynchburg Bar Association and the Virginia Legal Aid Society have named Laura Keohane this year’s Pro Bono Award recipient. Keohane, a lawyer at the Lynchburg firm of Edmunds & Williams, performed more than 40 hours of pro bono work ...Read More »