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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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 nurse employed by a medical center who alleged she was groped, sexually harassed then terminated, by a supervising physician who owned the medical center, has a common law wrongful discharge tort claim against the physician, the Supreme Court of ...Read More »
An auto-accident plaintiff who won a $4 million summary judgment against a driver can’t extend that win to her own underinsurance motorist carrier, as the Supreme Court of Virginia says the UIM carrier is not bound by the summary judgment ...Read More »
In this dispute between a government information technology contractor, Preferred Systems Solutions Inc., and one of its subs, GP Consulting LLC, the Virginia Supreme Court affirms an award of $172,395 to PSS, whose former subcontractor went to work for its ...Read More »
If you’ve ever been isolated in a new job, wondering who to turn to for answers to simple questions as you learned the ropes, you can appreciate the plight of a rural judge who has just donned the robe. Miles ...Read More »
On mandatory review, the Virginia Supreme Court upholds two death sentences imposed after defendant’s guilty pleas to murdering two fellow inmates, as not imposed under the influence of passion, prejudice or any other arbitrary factor and not excessive or disproportionate. ...Read More »
An angry doctor’s “disgusting” emails to his ex-wife were not “obscene” under a Virginia criminal law and his conviction for harassment by computer has been overturned by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Where a Court of Appeals majority rejected a ...Read More »
Residents of a Fairfax subdivision have their inverse condemnation case reinstated by the Supreme Court of Virginia, who says the trial court erred in holding that the single occurrence of flooding from a severe storm in 2006 cannot support an ...Read More »