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No recovery for dog mauling death

A Spotsylvania County family left the courthouse empty handed yesterday after a jury refused to blame animal control officers for the brutal dog mauling death of an 82-year-old woman. Represented by Charlottesville’s Tom Albro, the family contended that the county ...

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Consumer protection for space tourist

A disappointed space tourist can sue under Virginia consumer protection law, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ruled March 3. Japanese internet tycoon Daisuke Enomoto agreed in 2004 to pay Space Adventures Ltd., located in Vienna, $20 million to facilitate his ...

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W & L law school gets $2 million gift

The Washington and Lee University law school has received a $2 million gift to support its new program for third-year law students.The gift is from John Huss, a member of the law class, and his wife, Ruth. Three-fourths of the ...

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City settles death case for $275,000

The city of Chesapeake will pay $275,000 to resolve a family’s claim for a man killed by an animal control truck. According to witnesses, the animal control vehicle sped through an intersection as the light turned yellow, killing 65-year-old Norfolk ...

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Tours offered at local lockup

The law-abiding get a first hand look at the inside of a jail tomorrow as the new Western Virginia Regional Jail offers free tours. Between 1 and 4 p.m. visitors will be escorted through the jail’s minimum, medium and maximum ...

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