“Michael Scott” is vexatious and frivolous, as fans of the TV show “The Office” know. Now there is an official court document attesting to that fact. Or at least attesting to the fact that a Norfolk Circuit Court has found ...Read More »
A couple of new developments on the Melendez-Diaz front have appeared this week. A Norfolk Circuit Court has ruled on defense lawyer Andrew Sacks’ Melendez-Diaz challenge to Va. Code § 19.2-187.02, the Virginia statute that lets in a hospital blood ...Read More »
Lawyers for Salem’s Lewis-Gale Medical Center hope to persuade the Supreme Court of Virginia they were unfairly surprised by a judge’s last-minute decision to allow emotional distress damages in a lawsuit filed by a former emergency physician. The doctor won ...Read More »
A light-duty job offered to a woman used to heavy lifting turned out to be a no-duty job she was entitled to quit, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled last month. Melissa Ann Carpenter said she was “driven crazy” by ...Read More »
UPDATE: 2010/07/14, 10:40 a.m. A message on the office phone of Kirby H. Porter says that he has died. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has details, including allegations in divorce proceedings of marital and financial difficulties. A body found yesterday 250 feet ...Read More »
Appellate lawyers familiar with the small green, yellow, and red argument timing lights used by appeals courts are confronted with a much different system when they make their cases to the Supreme Court of Virginia’s traveling writ panels. As lawyers ...
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The Pittsburgh-based firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has attracted another prominent partner from the Richmond office of LeClairRyan. Brian L. Buniva joined Eckert Seamans environmental and litigations practices yesterday. Buniva is a member of Virginia State Bar ...
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Kathryn Steenburgh and Glen Weaver bought a house together in 2000. Steenburgh made a down payment of $42,000, and Weaver paid the mortgage and casualty insurance. The couple had a child together. But 10 years later, the thrill was gone. ...Read More »
The judges of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia unanimously elected William D. Broadhurst as chief judge. His two-year term began July 1. Judge Broadhurst succeeds Charles N. Dorsey as chief judge of the circuit, which includes the City of ...Read More »