(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...Read More »
The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...
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A Virginia Supreme Court case that struck a noncompete clause used by a pest control company – the same clause upheld by the high court over 20 years ago – caused the most buzz during 2011 among Virginia lawyers who ...Read More »
By Peter Vieth The Supreme Court of Virginia is cutting access to a key source of potential clients for traffic and criminal lawyers. The end of the court’s Law Office Public Access System (“LOPAS”) later this month could make it ...Read More »
A Virginia Supreme Court panel is considering whether to allow an appeal in a case where a Newport News man was convicted of a shooting based largely on the testimony of his former defense attorney. If interest by a justice ...Read More »
A group of business litigators hopes the Supreme Court of Virginia will save them from a “civil death penalty” imposed by a Richmond judge as punishment for discovery abuse, leading to an $11.75 million judgment. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering whether to change some of the rules that apply to lawyers who become members of other states’ bars, then seek to “waive in” or obtain admission “on motion” to the Virginia State Bar. ...Read More »
Missteps by a Missouri lawyer cost a Virginia medical malpractice plaintiff the chance to prove her claim against a Richmond hospital in a case decided this month by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court offered no remedy for the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has reaffirmed that the state’s open-records law doesn’t apply to the State Corporation Commission. The justices unanimously ruled Friday that the commission is not a “public body” as contemplated by the state Freedom of Information ...
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Justice Cleo Elaine Powell was invested Oct. 21 as the 102nd justice and the first African-American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Powell, who first took the bench in the general district court of Chesterfield County and ...Read More »