Imagine walking around in another person’s skin, in order to understand him. Atticus Finch gave that advice to his daughter Scout, and it may have been on the minds of Virginia’s Supreme Court justices when they heard a trio of ...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 defendant was not entitled to credit toward his Virginia sentence for the period he was detained in a Virginia jail awaiting trial, as a West Virginia prisoner receiving credit toward his West Virginia sentence, the Virginia Supreme Court holds. ...Read More »
A judge did not violate Virginia judicial canons by appearing in a courtroom to support a close personal friend in a legal proceeding or by texting a court employee during evening hours to obtain a personal phone number, which purportedly ...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 »
Property owners may sue adjacent property owners on a theory of common law trespass, based on their claim that defendant owners developed their property in an unreasonable manner that removed vegetation and directed storm water runoff onto plaintiffs’ property; plaintiffs ...Read More »
A physician may nonsuit his state court defamation action against hospital and staff on the second day of jury trial, the Supreme Court of Virginia says; the physician’s voluntary dismissal of a removed action in federal court does not extinguish ...Read More »
On rehearing, the Supreme Court of Virginia reinstates a jury award of $2 million nonpecuniary damages to a widow for the pre-death pain and suffering of a Navy sailor who died of mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos while working as ...Read More »
Fifteen motorcyclists rode out of the southeast into downtown Richmond. Their goal? To fight convictions under Virginia’s motorcycle helmet law. Represented by a lawyer from “a motorcycle law group,” an even dozen of the bikers came away from the Court ...Read More »