The Vicki Iseman suit was not the only defamation case in the news in recent days. On Friday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a jury award to a Korean businessman who said he was defamed by newspaper ...Read More »
The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees voted yesterday to send an ultimatum to Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr.: withdraw the order limiting dissemination of judicial performance evaluation reports or appear before the committees to explain why legislators ...Read More »
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has decided to extend the time allowed to file appellate written statements with the commission, from 15 days for appellant, with 10 more for appellee, to 30 days and an additional 15 days. Litigants routinely request ...
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Lloyd Coleman Sullenberger of Orange, former judge of the 16th Circuit, passed away Wednesday. He was 68. Judge Sullenberger was a graduate of the University of Virginia, according to his obituary in The News Leader. He served in the U.S. ...Read More »
Texas financier Allen Stanford, accused in an $8 billion fraud case, was located and served with civil papers in Fredericksburg yesterday. Stanford is accused of perpetrating one of the nation’s largest-ever financial frauds, reports The Washington Times. He was ordered ...
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The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will interview tomorrow Chief Deputy Attorney General William C. Mims, who is expected to be elected to fill Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell’s unexpired term, and candidates for more than 25 judicial ...Read More »
The lobbyist who contended that The New York Times libeled her by accusing her of an affair with Sen. John McCain has settled her suit against the newspaper. No money changed hands, but attorneys for Vicki Iseman contend that she ...Read More »
Former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon E. Hannett Jr. has agreed to pay $3,500 and to perform 100 hours of community service to avoid trial on charges of stealing the hard drives from computers in the prosecutor’s office. The charges ...Read More »