Updating an April 30 blog entry, the Virginia Court of Appeals today granted rehearing en banc in Scialdone v. Commonwealth. In its April 29 split panel decision, the appellate court reversed summary contempt, including jail terms, for two Virginia Beach ...Read More »
Thieves used the Social Security number of a University of Virginia microchemistry professor to steal $22,000 from his credit card account, reports The Daily Progress. Patrick Grant’s personal information was among the data on U.Va. faculty that was breached twice ...Read More »
Hunton & Williams partner Robert J. Grey Jr. has joined the crowded race to succeed L. Douglas Wilder as Richmond mayor. Grey, 57, is a former president of the American Bar Association and a longtime confidant of Wilder. He has ...Read More »
A judge erred in telling jurors that he could lower their sentencing recommendation but not increase it, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. The judge’s comment came in response the question, “Can the [judge] alter the sentence[?]” Justice Barbara ...Read More »
Failures to communicate were the keys to two medical malpractice cases decided today in favor oF plaintiffs by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In one, Williams v. Le, a diagnostic radiologist never reported directly to the treating physician or his ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused to halt Randolph-Macon’s sex-change operation. Trustees of the Lynchburg college that is switching from all-female to coed did not breach their contract with entering female students, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. ...
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Bummer if you were looking for the Supreme Court of Virginia to really decide three closely watched cases: Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins, which appeared to raise the issue of whether Virginia courts will defer to courts of another state on issues ...Read More »
We are scratching our heads trying to understand the theory of liability in this bribery case arising from Buchanan County flood damage. It’s well-established that county officials solicited and accepted bribes, including a coon dog, from contractors in exchange for ...
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