The Virginia Court of Appeals did some line-drawing yesterday, and let criminal defense lawyers know there is at least one case that should not have drawn a Rule 5A:18 argument. Defense lawyers know the power of the contemporaneous objection rule, ...Read More »
Professor Neill H. Alford Jr., who taught law at the University of Virginia law school for 41 years, has died at the age of 88. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has an appreciation.Read More »
The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that Norfolk Circuit Judge Alfred M. Tripp has been barred from court. The paper’s source did not state the reasons for the action. The judge’s docket was transferred to another judge Friday and a substitute judge ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Council took decidedly different positions Friday on two issues described as public protection measures. One was a proposal to require insurance companies to notify claimants when they mail settlement checks to the claimants’ attorneys. That measure ...
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Speaking of tasers, more people are speaking of tasers these days. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reports three taser-related cases in next week’s issue, which doubles the number of “taser” cases reported in prior years since 1993. A Richmond federal district judge ...Read More »