In this protracted and complex dispute between plaintiffs, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S., and seven local congregations that disaffiliated from the larger church, plaintiffs have demonstrated a proprietary interest in the church ...Read More »
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A lawyer’s single disclaimer on his website was not enough to warn potential clients that they might not see the same successful results in their criminal cases as the lawyer touted in his blog posts, but the lawyer is not ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia reinstates the full jury verdict of $6,227,000 in a wrongful death case filed by a man whose wife died in a car accident when a concrete truck turned over on their car; the trial court ...Read More »
A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...
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In this products liability suit against Ford Motor Company filed by a family whose daughter died of severe burns from a key-off fire in the family’s Ford Windstar van, the Supreme Court of Virginia says on rehearing that the trial ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated the full jury verdict of $6,227,000 on Isaiah Lester’s wrongful death claim based on the loss of his wife in a car accident in 2007. The court’s ruling closes the book on a ...Read More »
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 »
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 ...
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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 »