A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...Read More »
An environmental group and owners of neighboring property do not have standing to challenge the Caroline County Board of Supervisors’ issuance of a special exception permit to allow a sand and gravel mining operation on a 514-acre tract bordering the ...Read More »
A county board of supervisors may sue a private financial advisor hired by the board for breach of fiduciary duty; the Supreme Court of Virginia says the board effectively waived its common law legislative immunity from civil liability, and reverses ...Read More »
A med-mal carrier is required to defend an action filed by parents who alleged defendant physician represented that he participated in Virginia’s Birth Injury Fund, but failed to pay into the Fund, which is not available to cover neurological injuries ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a judgment that would have allowed 13 retired county employees to collect additional retirement benefits they argued they were owed because of a miscalculation by a county employee prior to their retirements; the retirees’ ...Read More »
A lawyer who was representing a husband in a divorce case did not violate ethics rules when he did not withdraw from the case after learning his law partner had a conversation with wife about representing her but declined to ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a $282,685 jury award to the estate of a state trooper who died of mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos while observing vehicle brake inspections as a state trooper and previously, through employment as a ...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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A $12 million compensatory damage award against a vessel owner for a shipyard worker who developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure is reversed by the Supreme Court of Virginia because the trial court erred in excluding evidence the shipyard knew 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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