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 »
In this appeal of a defendant’s convictions of conspiracy, firearm use and sexual offenses the failure to timely file a transcript of a suppression hearing did not deprive the Court of Appeals of its active jurisdiction to adjudicate the appeal, ...Read More »
A defendant already had gained entry to a restaurant when a restaurant employee saw him and recognized him as a customer, before seeing the gun defendant was pointing at the two employees prior to demanding money from the cash register ...Read More »