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Zuhey the black labrador retriever
Sep 10, 2023

‘She’s a great buddy’: Virginia Beach prosecutor’s office welcomes facility dog

A recent addition at the Virginia Beach commonwealth’s attorney’s office has the ideal temperament for her new job. She’s relaxed around people, and is “very calm, very mellow” — until she sees a squirrel or rabbit.

Gurney in hospital hallway
Sep 4, 2023

Exclusive remedy: Workers’ Compensation Act bars COVID-19 death claim

A wrongful death suit alleging that workplace conditions caused a grocery store employee to die of COVID-19 was barred by the Workers Compensation Act, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has held.

Disciplinary meeting
Sep 4, 2023

Virginia Tech student got due process in hearing

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a suit against Virginia Tech and university officials filed by a student who received a “long suspension” from the university following a Title IX investigation.

Facebook on phone screen
Sep 4, 2023

Sharing husband’s social media posts exposes wife to tort liability

A woman’s assault, defamation and malicious prosecutions allegations against a Virginia attorney and his wife have survived dismissal.

Man on horseback
Sep 4, 2023

Tased horseman’s excessive force claims clear bar

A man on horseback sufficiently alleged excessive force claims against a Lynchburg police officer who tased him when he fled the attempted service of a permitted warrant, the Western District of Virginia found.

Aug 28, 2023

State court had ‘potential jurisdiction’ to validly nonsuit man’s federal claim

Finding that a Virginia state court had “potential jurisdiction” to validly nonsuit a plaintiff’s employment-related federal claim and toll the statute of limitations pursuant to Code 8.01-229(E)(3), the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a dismissed case.

Aug 28, 2023

Continuous intent to separate not required

A couple seeking a no-fault divorce under Va. Code § 20-91(A)(9) “is not required to show that either party continuously maintained, throughout the statutory period, an intent to separate permanently,” the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled in a case of first impression.

Aug 28, 2023

Officer didn’t have ‘immediate physical ability’ to make arrest

A police officer was too far away from a defendant and didn’t have the “immediate physical ability” to arrest him, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has held, reversing the defendant’s conviction.

Aug 28, 2023

Law firm hosts school supply giveaway at elementary school

As August comes to a close, parents and kids know what that means: the end of summer fun and time to once again hit the books. But the first day of school will be a bit brighter for hundreds of Alexandria elementary school students. Alexandria-based Blaszkow Legal “adopted” John Adams Elementary School and handed out […]

Aug 28, 2023

‘Go To Lawyers’ for commercial real estate announced

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the “Go To Lawyers” for commercial real estate law.

Aug 21, 2023

Court awards $26,800 for ‘lollipopped’ trees

The Fairfax County Circuit Court has awarded a Vienna couple $26,800 in damages stemming from a trespass claim against their neighbors.

Aug 21, 2023

Ex-wife entitled to life insurance proceeds

A postnuptial property separation didn’t clearly indicate that a widow’s ex-spouse intended to remove her beneficiary status from a $300,000 life insurance policy before his death, the Western District of Virginia has held.

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