What do you do on appeal after your criminal trial has been converted to a civil proceeding? The Supreme Court of Virginia left that question open today in an unpublished order dismissing an appeal because the assignment of error challenged ...Read More »
Chief U.S. District Judge James Jones of the Western District clearly was unimpressed with one medical malpractice plaintiff’s efforts to preserve a $150,000 offer of judgment in the face of damaging disclosures. Information about the plaintiff’s painkiller habit was a ...Read More »
Denounced by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the groundbreaking decision in Spear v. Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has found few friends in the Virginia judiciary. The latest judge to reject the “once-and-for-all ad damnum” rule of Spear is Franklin County Circuit Judge William ...Read More »
An officer who stopped a car for its cracked windshield was vindicated today by the Virginia Court of Appeals. Virginia Beach Officer D.C. Meeks admitted he was more interested in the driver than the windshield. He was tailing the car ...Read More »
Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will appoint a subcommittee of the Committee on District Courts to help develop a policy designed to save $3 million a year in court-appointed attorneys’ fees. Commonwealth’s attorneys suggested the money could ...Read More »
Richmond lawyer William C. Wood can take a lot of personal satisfaction in how Virginia family law practice has grown in scope and complexity since he pioneered his specialty practice in Henrico in 1966. One of the deans of the ...Read More »
Orange County Circuit Judge Daniel Bouton has refused to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at blocking a Walmart-based shopping center near a historic Civil War battlefield. In the 10-page opinion, available here, Bouton finds local citizens have standing to challenge the ...
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