Apparently, there are a lot of cases coming out of the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, because the federal judges are calling for back-up in this order posted on the Western District’s website.
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We’re still waiting for the Virginia Lawyers Weekly interview with Antonin Scalia, but if you have been wondering why the notably media-wary justice has suddenly embraced electronic attention (other than book promotion, of course), there’s this bite from a new ...
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Reporters have been busy documenting the shenanigans leading up to yesterday’s municipal elections around Virginia. There was a Roanoke candidate who took out newspaper ads without disclosing his identity. In St. Paul, some people registered to vote even though they ...
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It had escaped our notice until today, but government has gone to You Tube in a big way. Virginia alone has 25 agencies using the do-it-yourself video website. Even Roanoke County has its own You Tube site. The latest entry ...Read More »
State police have charged J&D Court Judge Keith Blankenship with hit-and-run after an accident last month in Powhatan County, according to the Wytheville Enterprise. Blankenship is already facing DUI and refusal charges from a traffic stop on March 1. Blankenship, ...Read More »
As Virginia court clerks begin to make electronic case records available in their offices and even online for members of the bar, officials hope to reassure lawyers that electronic court records are no more publicly available than the old paper ...Read More »
A Richmond slip-and-fall plaintiff last month scored a $1.3 million verdict in a case alleging failure to clear snow and ice from a business parking lot. According to plaintiff’s lawyer David Epperly, it may be the second highest slip-and-fall verdict ...Read More »
ROANOKE—Lawyers seeking mercy for their procedural mistakes will find no comfort from Virginia Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey. Kelsey brought his crusade for unapologetic strict rule enforcement to a Roanoke bench-bar meeting last month, saying the Virginia bar ...Read More »
You’ve been doing it wrong, and maybe we have, too, but it’s time to get it right, says the Supreme Court of Virginia in an opinion directed to the Court of Appeals’ handling of undeveloped appeal arguments. The opinion, Jay ...Read More »