The man charged in connection with the killings of eight people at a home in Appomattox County last week has hired two Roanoke lawyers. C.J. Covati and Neil Horn have been retained to defend Christopher Speight, according to The News ...Read More »
A Norfolk state court judge hearing 65 Chinese drywall lawsuits has rejected motions to disqualify the plaintiffs’ lawyer and move some of the cases to other courts. Norfolk lawyer Richard Serpe can continue to represent both class action plaintiffs and ...
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Simplifying the concept appears to have worked in the initial wrangling over House Bill 93, the effort by personal injury attorneys to streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for ...Read More »
Today the United States Supreme Court has remanded the appeal in Briscoe v. Virginia, involving a pre-Melendez-Diaz decision in which a divided Supreme Court of Virginia (deciding Briscoe and a companion case, Magruder v. Commonwealth) upheld the Virginia statute that ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser dissented today as the court agreed to additions to the Virginia State Bar’s governance aimed at promoting diversity. The amendments to the court’s rules give the chair of the VSB’s new diversity conference ...
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A Vermont judge today said he would give Lisa Miller 30 days to appear with her 7-year-old daughter before he would consider ordering her jailed for contempt, reports the Associated Press . Miller, whose last known address is in Bedford ...Read More »
In other Virginia cases decided this week by the 4th Circuit in unpublished opinions: In a case arising from a fatal workplace assault at a Harrisonburg home medical services company, the 4th Circuit, in Admiral Ins. Co. v. Ace American ...Read More »
Remember the infamous McDonald’s hot coffee case from the 1990s? Virginia has been brewing its own burn case against McDonald’s since 2005, and now the 4th Circuit has ordered a new trial for a man who alleges burns from fast ...Read More »