Pretrial discovery can be a matter of strategy, and some lawyers even approach it as a game. But one circuit judge in Norfolk isn’t pleased with what he saw as game-playing in a medical-malpractice case. In Oakley v. Warren, Judge ...Read More »
The next battleground for the fight over the commonwealth’s new scheme of “civil remedial fees” for “abusive drivers” will be Arlington. Maybe. Charles Mason, a Navy veteran, has been charged with driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. He ...Read More »
The first circuit judge to consider the constitutionality of Virginia’s civil remedial fees said he hopes to rule next week. Henrico Judge L.A. Harris Jr. heard brief arguments today from prosecutor Duncan P. Reid and from defense attorney Craig S. ...Read More »
Convicted felons caught with guns may tell stories they think justify carrying a weapon. The 4th Circuit finally has heard a story strong enough to act on. In U.S. v. Mooney, a published case released yesterday, the court granted post-conviction ...
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A group of anti-tax conservative activists filed a lawsuit yesterday in Richmond Circuit Court, challenging the state’s new scheme of “abusive driver” fees and the transportation plan passed by the 2007 General Assembly, reports The Associated Press. The 25-page, 13-count ...Read More »
It seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, Ernestine Combs really needed a liquor license for her lounge, Uroma. And Virginia Beach really wanted to keep Virginia Beach’s notorious “Block,” the area near 17th Street and Pacific ...Read More »
Two days. Two rulings that Virginia’s civil remedial fees are unconstitutional. Yesterday, it was Henrico General District Judge Archer L. Yeatts III, who acknowledged that he is obliged to enforce the law if there is any rational basis for it. ...Read More »