The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld Friday the lower court holdings in a sexually violent predator case and three criminal appeals. The court heard arguments in the cases last month and resolved the appeals with unpublished orders. In the SVP case, Graves v. Commonwealth, Record No. 100209, a Portsmouth judge admitted the statement of a [...]
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The Supreme Court of Virginia is taking aim at the issue of whether a robber can be convicted of use of a firearm without evidence of a real gun. In March, the Court of Appeals overruled a 1995 decision holding that an object the victim reasonably believed to be a firearm could never constitute a [...]
Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, Robert P. Bennett v. Sage Payment Solutions Inc., Record No. 100199. The president submitted a [...]