The Supreme Court of Virginia issued an unpublished order today in Nageotte v. Board of Supervisors of Stafford County, in addition to deciding 19 cases by opinion, 12 of them criminal decisions. A list of the cases and a summary ...Read More »
Noting the right to a jury trial is “sacred” under the Virginia Constitution, the Supreme Court of Virginia has affirmed a $5-million jury verdict for a worker injured at a Portsmouth shipyard. The case now has produced two Virginia Supreme ...Read More »
A wrongful death case dismissed due to three years of inactivity can be reinstated within a year without running afoul of the statute of limitations, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday. The unanimous court reversed an Albemarle County judge ...Read More »
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 »