The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...Read More »
Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...
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A Loudoun County homeowners association was required to arbitrate a dispute with property owners over whether the owners could install a basketball goal on their property, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today in an unpublished order. The property owners ...Read More »
What do you do on appeal after your criminal trial has been converted to a civil proceeding? The Supreme Court of Virginia left that question open today in an unpublished order dismissing an appeal because the assignment of error challenged ...Read More »
Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. says he will appoint a subcommittee of the Committee on District Courts to help develop a policy designed to save $3 million a year in court-appointed attorneys’ fees. Commonwealth’s attorneys suggested the money could ...Read More »
A pro se plaintiff’s negligence action against an estate, not the personal representative, is barred by the statute of limitations, as Va. Code § 8.01-6.2(B) did not toll the limitations period, and the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms dismissal of ...Read More »
A sole testamentary beneficiary, in her individual capacity, may not maintain a legal malpractice action against the attorney for the estate for the attorney’s allegedly negligent services to the estate, says the Supreme Court of Virginia; the high court also ...Read More »