A narrow majority of the Supreme Court of Virginia failed today to find a “meaningful distinction” in recently decided cases involving a folded dollar bill and hand-rolled cigarettes. Those cases were among seven in which defendants prevailed. The bills in ...Read More »
Granted, the General Assembly’s treatment of Court of Appeal Judge Robert J. Humphreys is shameful. No one seems to suggest that he is unworthy of appointment to a second eight-year term, but he has fallen victim to political infighting that ...Read More »
What part of de novo don’t you understand? That was the question the Virginia Court of Appeals had for Colonial Heights Circuit Judge Timothy J. Hauler. A mother appealed a juvenile and domestic relations district court’s award of custody of ...Read More »
Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn and Court of Appeals Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr. won’t have a break in service after all. Their appointments by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine would have expired tonight in the absence of action by ...Read More »
Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn and Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr. of the Virginia Court of Appeals could be out of a job Saturday. Nobody expects that to happen, but their appointments by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine expire Friday in the ...Read More »
Divorce lawyers looking for a benchmark for monetary awards may want to check out a recent Court of Appeals case. Lawyers know there is no rule requiring a 50-50 split of marital property. But arguments about who contributed what to ...Read More »
The Virginia Court of Appeals usually hears writs in four different cities across the commonwealth. but it doesn’t get to Frederickburg very often. According to The Free Lance-Star, the intermediate court was last there about 10 years ago. But the ...
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