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Juror privacy rule advances

The Virginia Judicial Council recommended yesterday the adoption of a rule on juror privacy that leaves the matter largely to the discretion of the trial judge rather than having jurors in criminal cases identified only by number as a matter ...

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Two more seek Supreme Court seat

Robert J. Humphreys, a member of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and Glen A. Huff, a former law partner of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, have asked to be considered for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will ...

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First candidate for Supreme Court vacancy emerges

L. Steven Emmert, perhaps the most active appellate attorney in state courts and the host of the popular www.virginia-appeals.com website, says he will seek the Supreme Court of Virginia seat that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...

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Custody order for school enrollment vacated by justices (access required)

A Fairfax circuit judge lacked the authority to order the county school board to enroll children in a particular Fairfax school as part of a custody proceeding, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Sept. 28. After the enrollment order in ...

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Writs granted and denied by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Virginia held its writ panel session earlier this month, and has issued the first flush of petitions for appeal granted. Nursing home arbitration, the slayer statute, and an allegedly excessive $9 million jury award are among ...

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Negligence – Firehouse Pole – Firefighter Injury – Statute Of Repose (access required)

A firefighter cannot sue for personal injuries suffered when a firehouse pole platform, installed in January 1999, collapsed in 2006, as the steel platform and pole are “ordinary building materials,” not “equipment, machinery or other article,” and the Supreme Court ...

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Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Standing – Legal Notice Publication (access required)

A circuit court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to determine whether a newspaper meets the requirements of Va. Code § 8.01-324(A) for the publication of legal notices and to enter an ex parte order ruling on that subject, the ...

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