Two judges who were appointed when Republicans controlled the General Assembly appear to face an uphill battle for second terms. Legislators insist, however, that performance, not politics, is the issue. Democrats took control of the Senate in the November election. ...Read More »
Richmond lawyer E. Duncan Getchell Jr. has acknowledged the obvious and asked President George W. Bush to withdraw his nomination to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Bush nominated Getchell in September to fill the vacancy created by the ...
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So much for bipartisanship. All members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee appeared to agree yesterday about the best response to the state’s much-maligned civil remedial fees: repeal them as soon as possible and make refunds to those who ...Read More »
The federal criminal case of former Lynchburg Mayor Carl R. Hutcherson Jr. is over. Hutcherson was convicted last year of fraud and other counts but appealed those convictions to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The government also appealed, ...Read More »
Attorney General Bob McDonnell has filed papers for the state to intervene in the Episcopal Church case in Northern Virginia. The case, tried last fall, pits the diocese against 11 congregations that want to break away; millions of dollars in ...Read More »
You probably don’t have this much interest in interest. The Supreme Court of Virginia takes 49 pages, including a five-page concurrence, to untangle the mess created by two jury trials, two earlier appeals, the specification by a jury of an ...Read More »
No expert testimony is needed to establish that a dialysis center was negligent in placing a patient in a chair that collapsed—twice, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. “The issue of the defendant’s acts of medical negligence regarding the ...Read More »