Does anyone still use a phone book to look up a number? Apparently they did in 2004, because more than 350 complaints came rolling in to the State Corporation Commission when a multitude of errors appeared in Verizon telephone books ...Read More »
North Carolina is one of the few remaining states with “heart balm” laws, allowing spurned spouses to recover big bucks as victims of adultery. The latest example pits an assistant prosecutor against a family lawyer. The two women had been ...Read More »
The Virginia Supreme Court panel studying proposed new judicial circuits and districts has announced details of the six public comment sessions it will hold in July. The first meeting, in Abingdon, is set for Thursday, July 7. The full meeting ...Read More »
A Charlottesville lawyer plans to run as a Republican for the seat of state Sen. Creigh Deeds. Elsewhere, two incumbent commonwealth’s attorneys announce bids for re-election. “T.J.” Aldous, the Charlottesville lawyer, described himself as a “committed conservative” as he told ...
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A $23-million verdict for a man severely injured in a highway truck crash has survived post-trial motions in Richmond Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Melvin Hughes denied defense motions to set aside or reduce the award, Richmond lawyer Chris Guedri said. ...Read More »
A Virginia trial judge has no “inherent authority” to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor after he found the defendant guilty of grand larceny in a bench trial, the Virginia Court of Appeals said today. The defendant was hoping for ...Read More »