A defendant dismissed from a general district court action can’t be pulled back into circuit court when a losing codefendant appeals, a Virginia Beach circuit judge has ruled. The new case creates a split in circuit court authority on the ...Read More »
Chief U.S. District Judge James Jones of the Western District clearly was unimpressed with one medical malpractice plaintiff’s efforts to preserve a $150,000 offer of judgment in the face of damaging disclosures. Information about the plaintiff’s painkiller habit was a ...Read More »
An Abingdon lawyer has accepted a public reprimand with terms from the Virginia State Bar, admitting his management oversights allowed a bookkeeper to embezzle more than $31,000 from his law firm. John E. Jessee told the VSB he accepted ownership ...Read More »
Denounced by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the groundbreaking decision in Spear v. Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has found few friends in the Virginia judiciary. The latest judge to reject the “once-and-for-all ad damnum” rule of Spear is Franklin County Circuit Judge William ...Read More »
A Washington lawyer who took on special education cases in Virginia without a Virginia law license faces a felony charge for allegedly obtaining money by false pretenses along with a misdemeanor charge of practicing law without a license. Authorities expect ...
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Orange County Circuit Judge Daniel Bouton has refused to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at blocking a Walmart-based shopping center near a historic Civil War battlefield. In the 10-page opinion, available here, Bouton finds local citizens have standing to challenge the ...
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A disgruntled litigant who waged a seven-year public battle with the judge who ruled on his custody dispute has won reversal of his summary contempt conviction in an unpublished decision by the Virginia Court of Appeals. Fauquier County Circuit Judge ...
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