An employer did not waive its affirmative defenses to a federal Equal Pay Act claim by not pleading them in its answer denying violation of the EPA, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a trial court’s award of damages, ...Read More »
A law firm gets to keep $130,000 in attorney’s fees after a sale of real estate as part of a disputed estate case; the Supreme Court of Virginia says the circuit court had jurisdiction to distribute the fee as part ...Read More »
A trial court did not have jurisdiction to consider this action filed by the operator of the Poker Palace to declare that Texas Hold ‘Em Poker is not illegal gambling under Va. Code § 18.2-325, and the Supreme Court of ...Read More »
Suits filed by plaintiffs, a group of Fitness Clubs, to challenge actions by a city council and a county board of supervisors to lease public property to a YMCA and to enter into a use agreement with a capital contribution ...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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Reversing the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds that multiple sentences for firearm use or display in commission of a felony, imposed pursuant to Va. Code § 18.2-53.1, may be run concurrently. Defendant contends neither the language ...Read More »
A policyholder who sought homeowners’ insurance coverage for damages allegedly caused by drywall manufactured in China loses his suit in the Supreme Court of Virginia, as the court construes four exclusions, including “defective materials” and “pollutants” exclusions, to preclude coverage. ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a trial court decision setting aside a circuit court’s award of $2 million (reduced from a $25 million jury award) to a merchant seaman who said the shipping company he worked for fired him ...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 »