Chesapeake Circuit Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn was picking up his 12-year-old daughter from dance class last week when Gov. Tim Kaine called his house. His wife quickly relayed a message, and the governor told Goodwyn that he was going to be appointed to the Supreme Court. He is the first justice from Hampton Roads in [...]
Entries from October 2007
October 11th, 2007 · Comments Off · Gov. Kaine, Supreme Court of Virginia
October 11th, 2007 · Comments Off · Virginia Legal News Stories
Richmond criminal defense lawyer Craig Cooley is raising funds to help Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Latney Jr. repay $300,000 that allegedly was stolen from a client by Latney’s former secretary. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has details.
October 10th, 2007 · Comments Off · Intellectual Property, Lynchburg
A Lynchburg woman says that she came up with the idea for pre-moistened cleaning wipes eight years ago and tried to sell the idea to S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., makers of Windex and Pledge. The lawyer for the company calls her claim “garbage” and “frivolous.” A U.S. magistrate judge will hold a hearing on [...]
October 10th, 2007 · Comments Off · Judges, Supreme Court of Virginia
Gov. Tim Kaine will appoint Chesapeake Circuit Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn to the Supreme Court of Virginia, according to the Associated Press. The governor will hold a news conference this morning to introduce his choice. Goodwyn, 46, will succeed Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy, who retired in August. Goodwyn will be the second African-American justice on [...]
October 8th, 2007 · Comments Off · Legal Aid
The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia will be marking its 40th anniversary this week, reports The Virginian-Pilot. Judge Roger L. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be the speaker at Friday’s banquet.
October 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off · Criminal Cases
The House Judiciary Committee has asked Paul J. McNulty what he knows about why the criminal investigation of General Reinsurance and an officer at Reciprocal of America were dropped earlier this year. McNulty was the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia during much of the investigation and had been elevated to deputy attorney [...]
October 1st, 2007 · Comments Off · Virginia attorney general
Attorney General Bob McDonnell has recived national exposure for his program to keep children safe from Internet predators. The spot broadcast on the CBS Evening News and on the CBS Morning Show features Assistant Attorney General Rusty McGuire talking to a eighth-grade class about the danger of too much information on such social networking sites [...]