Two Northern Virginia businessmen and their fledgling solar energy business have filed a defamation lawsuit against the town of Front Royal and three of its leaders alleging they were defamed by allegations of bribery. The lawsuit by Donald Poe and ...Read More »
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It’s Christmas-in-July in Loudoun County where the supervisors again are planning to grab the third-rail issue of courthouse holiday displays. Before the leaders vote on public displays at the courthouse, however, Chief Circuit Judge Thomas Horne wants to let local ...
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A spokeswoman from the Grand Canyon National Park last night confirmed that the body retrieved on Monday has been positively identified as that of Kirby Porter, 50, of Mechanicsville. She reiterated that Sunday night the park’s communications center received a ...Read More »
“Michael Scott” is vexatious and frivolous, as fans of the TV show “The Office” know. Now there is an official court document attesting to that fact. Or at least attesting to the fact that a Norfolk Circuit Court has found ...Read More »
A couple of new developments on the Melendez-Diaz front have appeared this week. A Norfolk Circuit Court has ruled on defense lawyer Andrew Sacks’ Melendez-Diaz challenge to Va. Code § 19.2-187.02, the Virginia statute that lets in a hospital blood ...Read More »
Lawyers for Salem’s Lewis-Gale Medical Center hope to persuade the Supreme Court of Virginia they were unfairly surprised by a judge’s last-minute decision to allow emotional distress damages in a lawsuit filed by a former emergency physician. The doctor won ...Read More »
A light-duty job offered to a woman used to heavy lifting turned out to be a no-duty job she was entitled to quit, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled last month. Melissa Ann Carpenter said she was “driven crazy” by ...Read More »
UPDATE: 2010/07/14, 10:40 a.m. A message on the office phone of Kirby H. Porter says that he has died. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has details, including allegations in divorce proceedings of marital and financial difficulties. A body found yesterday 250 feet ...Read More »
Appellate lawyers familiar with the small green, yellow, and red argument timing lights used by appeals courts are confronted with a much different system when they make their cases to the Supreme Court of Virginia’s traveling writ panels. As lawyers ...
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