A Waynesboro family can use evidence of other fires in Ford Windstar minivans to sue Ford Motor Company for the wrongful death of their three-year-old daughter after their minivan caught fire in their driveway. Earlier, an Albemarle County Circuit Court ...Read More »
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A trial court can impose a “civil death penalty” for discovery abuse, but taking away the right to cross-examine witnesses on damages was “too harsh,” the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The ruling in Nolte v. MT Technology Enterprises ...Read More »
A closely watched case about a lawyer who testified against his ex-client has been remanded – but not on the grounds that observers were expecting. In Turner v. Commonwealth (VLW 012-6-089), the high court said that a trial judge in ...Read More »
Court-appointed criminal lawyers in Virginia are feeling a new pinch – the Supreme Court will no longer pay for printing services for their appeal petitions. The change coming next month apparently is designed to save money – the court already ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia’s recent resolution of a zoning case by unpublished order has caused confusion both on the high court and among observers, where none is warranted. In its unpublished order in Town of Occoquan v. Elm Street ...
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Insurance companies scored a win at the Supreme Court of Virginia with a coverage decision last month that could limit available insurance in some tort cases. Revisiting an earlier opinion hailed by insurers, the court stuck to its position denying ...Read More »
Editor’s note: Due to a revision to the original Supreme Court opinion, the first sentence of the story has been changed to insert the word “allegedly” after the word “firm” and to substitute the word “operational” for the word “trust.” ...Read More »
A major brain injury claim that drew a small verdict from a Fairfax County jury provided an opportunity for the Supreme Court of Virginia to offer guidance to lawyers on preserving objections in a trial court record. The auto accident ...Read More »
A developer that wants to build in the historic town of Occoquan got a green light from the Supreme Court of Virginia earlier this month, in a case that raises questions about the role of “Special Use Permits” in regulating ...Read More »
Tim O’Brien had a feeling things were not going well. It was getting late and he still had not heard from the judge. The freelance legal reporter had flown to the Hampton Roads area to research court documents for a ...Read More »