Tag Archives: Judge Beverly W. Snukals

Convictions Vacated for Detective Perjury (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court vacates defendant’s 2012 drug and weapon convictions, as a detective in the case committed perjury in his testimony about the history and reliability of a confidential informant, which was extrinsic fraud that allows defendant’s collateral attack ...

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No Malpractice Claim Against Ponzi Defendant’s Lawyer (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says an investor in a Ponzi scheme cannot sue the Ponzi schemer’s lawyer for legal malpractice, as the investor has not alleged privity with the attorney, or any third-party benefit flowing to the investor from the ...

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No Summary Judgment on Eviction Notice (access required)

In this unlawful detainer action by Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority, the Richmond Circuit Court denies summary judgment to the tenant who argues the notice of eviction for criminal or drug-related activity was deficient. The court took the matter under advisement ...

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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Transacting Business – Coal Sale Contracts (access required)

Although an Oklahoma coal company wants to apply the “transacting business” test under Virginia’s long-arm statute narrowly to its sale of coal to third parties outside Virginia, a Richmond Circuit says the test applies to contract formation between the coal ...

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