Although a condo owners association’s contract with a management company referenced association bylaws, the association did not have to comply with a bylaw to require a vote of unit owners to terminate the contract, but could terminate with written notice ...Read More »
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A law firm that represented a housing authority for 30 years, but lost that client after the chairman of the county board of supervisors “verbally clashed” with a partner and allegedly acted with “malice” to destroy the attorney-client relationship, cannot ...Read More »
After a failed appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia, a previously imposed 12-month suspension for Norfolk-based attorney Curtis Brown is now effective. A panel of Norfolk Circuit Court judges found that he made false statements to a jury during ...Read More »
Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Roush and Abingdon lawyer Mary Lynn Tate provided a “Tort Law Update” on recent cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association convention on April 2. In particular, they commended the ...
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Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has appointed Loudoun Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne as chairman of the 22-member committee to study realignment of the state’s judicial circuits and districts. The committee includes Virginia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Walter S. ...Read More »
A defendant convicted of capital murder in the 2006 New Year’s Day killing of a family in Richmond gets a habeas writ allowing vacatur of one of his life sentences on ineffective assistance/double jeopardy grounds, but the Supreme Court of ...Read More »