A wrongful death action brought by one of two co-administrators is not time-barred when the second co-administrator is joined as a plaintiff after expiration of the statute of limitations, and the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses the trial court’s dismissal ...Read More »
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Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia says a trial court erred in dismissing an estate’s wrongful death suit against defendant physicians on the ground that the suit, which earlier had been dismissed under Va. Code § 8.01-335(B) and then reinstated, was ...Read More »
An officer had probable cause to arrest defendant for public intoxication, based on booze on his breath, his bloodshot eyes and belligerent conduct, and the search of his vehicle incident to his arrest was correct on the law at the ...Read More »
A delivery room nurse could testify for plaintiff at a med-mal trial in which plaintiff sued the now-deceased physician who had supervised delivery of an infant who suffered from shoulder dystocia leading to Erb’s palsy; the Supreme Court of Virginia ...Read More »
In this case involving multiple insurance carriers involving a subcontractor’s duty to defend and indemnify a general contractor sued after a job site accident involving two employees of the elevator subcontractor, the Supreme Court of Virginia says a contract provision ...Read More »
A developer’s agreement to allow a first-floor lessee to enter second-floor premises to install soundproofing material for operation of the lessee’s restaurant with live entertainment was an agreement for a license to enter the property, not covered by the statute ...Read More »
A circuit court did not err in turning away landowners’ requests to have their parcels removed from the Windover Heights Historic District in Fairfax County, including one owner’s constitutional challenge to the general Historic Districts Ordinance, and the Supreme Court ...Read More »
A 2007 statute on holographic wills applies to this 2005 writing because courts should apply the law in effect when the testator died in 2008, not when the writing was made, and the Virginia Supreme Court reverses dismissal of a ...Read More »
Justice William C. Mims began hearing cases Monday, only three days after he was formally invested as the 100th person to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia. His former position as chief deputy attorney general, and then attorney general after ...
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