Lawyer-blogger Horace Hunter faced the Supreme Court of Virginia Jan. 8 in the appeal of his disciplinary case, and he said anything he wrote about his clients’ cases is absolutely protected by the First Amendment. First Amendment scholar Rodney Smolla ...Read More »
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Call it a finger on the scale of justice. The law sometimes gives an advantage to one side in a lawsuit, allowing a legal “presumption” about some key fact in the case. Presumptions can be overcome, but how much weight ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...
Tagged with: Employment Federal Courts Judge James C. Turk Justice Cleo E. Powell Justice Cynthia D. Kinser Justice Donald W. Lemons Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn Justice William C. Mims Supreme Court of Virginia NewsRead More »
A city seeking to use a strip of property for a beach replenishment project may petition for condemnation in an eminent domain proceeding and alternatively, claim ownership rights in the condemned property, the Supreme Court of Virginia upholds judgment for ...Read More »
A local ordinance authorized the city of Virginia Beach to bring a condemnation action against a condo association involving property used in a project to replenish Cape Henry Beach, and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms the trial court decision ...Read More »
In this challenge to the testamentary capacity of a woman who left most of her estate to three charities, by a cousin whose share under the later will was reduced to the testator’s dog and a fund for its care, ...Read More »
A man should not keep a jury award for his wife’s death when he and his lawyer conspired to remove photos from his Facebook page and then lied about it to the court, a defense lawyer told the Supreme Court ...Read More »
In litigation arising from the worksite death of a construction laborer, his non-dependent wife who cannot collect workers’ comp benefits may bring a negligence action against the drywall supplier who delivered a load of drywall that allegedly caused the structural ...Read More »
A Waynesboro family can use evidence of other fires in Ford Windstar minivans to sue Ford Motor Company for the wrongful death of their three-year-old daughter after their minivan caught fire in their driveway. Earlier, an Albemarle County Circuit Court ...Read More »