Donald W. Lemons was formally invested as the 26th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia on Jan. 8, capping his first week presiding over oral arguments as the chief justice. Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn welcomed an overflow crowd of legal ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia quietly has opened the door a bit wider for out-of-state attorneys seeking to practice in Virginia without taking the bar examination. In a rule change last month, the court now allows lawyers from states that ...Read More »
(AP) The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. George W. Huguely V of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving a 23-year prison term in Virginia ...
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The injury claim seems straightforward. Your client was hurt in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver clearly was at fault. The other vehicle has plenty of insurance. So, why is this case not a slam-dunk winner? If the other ...
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Despite urging from defense attorneys, the Supreme Court of Virginia has declined to make a new exception in its rule against using “risk-of-surgery” discussions in medical malpractice cases. Doctors commonly talk with their patients about the risks of a procedure ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a lawyer is on the job and covered by his law firm’s insurance when he’s driving to work with his cellphone ready for work-related calls. The outcome could determine whether ...Read More »
The Virginia General Assembly failed to agree on nominees for appellate judgeships Nov. 10, leaving a Supreme Court seat and two Court of Appeals vacancies to be filled at a later date. The legislature filled 13 trial court seats, including ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed itself and restored a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict, revealing disagreement among the justices on two tort law issues. In an Oct. 31 opinion, two justices switched sides on the question of a ...Read More »
Twenty-five lawyers and judges have submitted applications for three Virginia appellate court seats that could be filled by the General Assembly. Up for election by the General Assembly are one seat on the Supreme Court and two on the Court ...Read More »
Virginia lawyers continue to look for signs of movement in the state of the law on deferred dispositions. A new opinion from the Court of Appeals of Virginia highlights differences among three judges on the procedural posture of a deferred ...
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