The U.S. Supreme Court in 2015, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, gave full marriage rights to same-sex couples. This month, in two different courts in Virginia – the Court of Appeals and a Fairfax Circuit Court – jurists ...Read More »
An insurance company that covered losses when the city of Buena Vista failed to make good on golf course bond payments has lost its bid for a judgment against the city in Lynchburg federal court. U.S. District Judge Norman K. ...Read More »
The Virginia Bar Association recently began an initiative to increase membership by offering services to local bar members for free—on one condition. That condition is that the top three leaders of each local or specialty bar group—typically the president, president-elect ...
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Despite the allegation of “a grave injustice” in the abduction conviction of a Charlottesville-area grocer, a federal judge said the man’s civil lawsuit against the prosecutor’s office would not stand. Sovereign immunity protects the commonwealth’s attorney under the U.S. Constitution, ...Read More »
Lawyers for a student who successfully challenged a sexual misconduct hearing at James Madison University should be paid nearly $850,000 by the school, a federal magistrate judge said. The school had argued the award should be less than half that ...Read More »
A federal judge rejected two claims of government misconduct before sending a prescription fraud case to trial last week. Washington lawyer John L. Brownlee, a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, said his cellphone records had been ...Read More »
Finding that a towing operator made misrepresentations in connection with the handling of a wrecked car worth $9,300, a Roanoke judge ordered the company to pay nearly $160,000 under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The owners of the car claimed ...Read More »