Wellyn Flores Chan appears to be a good candidate to have an extraordinary writ granted on her behalf, but the Supreme Court of Virginia appeared to think yesterday that the writs she received may be a bit too extraordinary. Chan ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted appeals in two personal injury cases in which juries sided with defendants even though they admitted liability. In a case from Gloucester County, Cousins v. Food Lion LLC, Record No. 101570, a store ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear arguments on Nov. 1 on whether trial courts in Norfolk and Alexandria properly used extraordinary writs to provide relief for immigrants who otherwise would have been deported because of misdemeanor convictions. Each defendant ...
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Two circuit judges – Joseph W. Milam Jr. from Danville and Pamela S. Baskervill of Petersburg – have added their names to those who are interested in succeeding Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Milam ...Read More »
Robert J. Humphreys, a member of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and Glen A. Huff, a former law partner of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, have asked to be considered for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will ...Read More »
Starting in the mid-90s, the Supreme Court of Virginia has cautioned trial judges against too-hasty summary judgment decisions. The latest example of that approach came Oct. 1, when the high court held that a trial judge in Virginia Beach erred ...Read More »
A do-over that resulted in a 10-fold increase in the award for a rear-ended plaintiff and a dispute over a dissolving law firm’s capital account are among recent writs granted by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The retrial is Blevins ...Read More »