The Supreme Court of Virginia has given a family a new chance at a medical malpractice claim for a child who died of whooping cough after a hospital emergency doctor failed to admit him for treatment. In Jackson v. Qureshi, ...Read More »
Even though the trial judge remarked that imposing jury costs on a nonsuiting plaintiff was “pretty standard here in this court,” the Supreme Court of Virginia finds any such jury fee unwarranted under Virginia law. In Martin v. Duncan, the ...Read More »
Challenges to drug dog searches are as common as the canines themselves. In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia today lays down the law for admissibility of evidence obtained as a result of an alert by ...Read More »
And the winner in the latest round between Chesterfield County Circuit Clerk Judy Worthington and Chesterfield Chief Judge Michael C. Allen is… Allen. This morning the Supreme Court of Virginia entered a terse one-page order denying Worthington’s requests for a ...
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A law firm avoids liability on a claim of tortious interference with contract rights today because the plaintiff business failed to allege that the law firm intended to cause the alleged harm. The ruling in DurretteBradshaw, P.C. v. MRC Consulting, ...Read More »
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 »