Former Petersburg Sheriff George Epps says that he was vindicated by a 2007 Supreme Court of Virginia decision that overturned his contempt conviction and he wants the city government to pay his legal fees. As reported by The Progress-Index, Epps ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar is seeking comments to the proposal that all active VSB members engaged in the private practice of law representing clients (either individuals or entities) drawn from the general public be covered under a professional liability (malpractice) ...Read More »
The Lexington Fire Department has taken the City of Lexington to federal court over the disposition of a bequest. As the Roanoke Times reports, the suit brings to light a dispute over who controls the firefighters’ budget. Volunteer firefighters apparently ...
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The latest lawsuit over development in Blacksburg concerns a proposed Sonic drive-in, according to the Roanoke Times. A company fighting to build a big-box retail store (think Wal-Mart) in the college town claims that local authorities rejected the Sonic as ...Read More »
Lawyers involved in the court fight over Episcopal Church property in Virginia are girding for an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia now that the critical issues in the trial court have been resolved in favor of the breakaway ...Read More »
How far can Virginia local governments go in requiring developers to build environmentally-friendly buildings? At least one Virginia county is deliberately pushing the legal limit to force builders to “go green.” Arlington County officials now require every developer seeking planning ...Read More »