At defendant’s trial for various sex offenses against his seven-year-old stepdaughter, he had enough time to make use of a recorded interview with the victim that disclosed potentially inconsistent statements, and the Supreme Court of Virginia says the Court of ...Read More »
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Being elected as a judge in Virginia may look like a genteel affair, compared to the hurly-burly of direct election as used in other states. But it doesn’t necessarily feel that way to the would-be judges. You need to develop ...Read More »
Although a trial court said a real estate developer did not have to pay an extra $4,000 per subdivision unit as part of its “proffer” under the prior owner’s agreement with the county, the developer was not entitled to restitution ...Read More »
Plaintiff contractor may sue a competitor for defamation for asserting to plaintiff’s client that the contractor told the competitor he was going to “screw” the client, just like he did a prior client; the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused — again — to tie the hands of trial court judges who want to control disposition of criminal charges in some cases. The latest pronouncement in a string of decisions since the touchstone ...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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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 »
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 first mate who injured his back when he jumped from the commercial fishing vessel onto dock to catch lines cannot collect damages of $538,151.50 on his Jones Act claim because he did not shown causation for his claim that ...Read More »