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Court affirms lawyer discipline for ‘frivolous’ suit against doctor

The Supreme Court of Virginia will not second guess a decision to discipline a Falls Church lawyer for suing a doctor who never treated the lawyer’s client. The court decision comes in the case of Michael P. Weatherbee, who sued ...

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Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

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Bills would curtail authority of high court, chief  (access required)

Proposed legislation would eliminate the Virginia court system’s two top policy-making bodies, limit the authority of the executive secretary of the Supreme Court and do away with much of the Supreme Court’s authority to appoint substitute judges and supervise multi-jurisdiction ...

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Criminal – Burglary – Conspiracy – Plan To Avenge Insult (access required)

A defendant who accompanied a woman back to another man’s apartment, at her direction, to “discuss” his calling the woman a “bitch” during an argument, can be convicted of conspiracy and other crimes related to his entry into the apartment ...

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