An executive who said she was defamed during a performance evaluation gets another shot at a jury, in today’s ruling from the Supreme Court of Virginia in Hyland v. Raytheon Technical Services. In March 2007, the high court reversed Cynthia ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia today outlawed the use of the “unavoidable accident” jury instruction in personal injury trials. Writing for a unanimous court in Hancock-Underwood v. Knight, Justice Donald W. Lemons said, “While in the past we have permitted ...
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A handful of sympathetic lawyers in Salem and Roanoke have managed to save the day for three Peruvian college students stuck without jobs in Virginia while on an exchange program. As reported by The Roanoke Times, attorney Correy Diviney took ...Read More »
Judges and aspiring judges are still smarting over the General Assembly’s treatment last year of two members of the Court of Appeals up for re-election, according to a veteran of that court. The 2008 legislative foot-dragging on re-election of Judge ...Read More »
A group of 85 employees of the hospital in Patrick County have sued the former hospital operator over unpaid wages. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the workers at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital are owed two to four weeks’ ...Read More »
Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...Read More »