24th Circuit Court

Aug 30, 2021

No standing to challenge school transgender policy

Where the Virginia Department of Education developed a guidance document containing model policies for local school boards to use when adopting policies for the treatment of transgender students, plaintiffs lack standing to sue because they have not been aggrieved by the model policies. Background Recently enacted Code § 22.1-23.3(A) requires the VDOE to develop model […]

Nov 13, 2020

Wife awarded attorney’s fee related to custody and support

Where the issue of attorney’s fees related to custody, visitation and child support were bifurcated from the underlying divorce matter, the court concludes that wife is entitled to an attorney’s fee. However, the court will apply a 30 percent reduction of the requested amount after considering “the equity and justice of the case and the […]

Oct 19, 2020

COVID-19 emergency tolled appeal bond deadline

Plaintiffs’ motion to dismiss with prejudice for failing to perfect an appeal is denied because the COVID-19 emergency tolled the deadline for filing an appeal bond. Ruling “I find that the plain meaning of the Supreme Court’s Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency, as extended and clarified, tolled all ‘case-related deadlines, excluding […]

Aug 17, 2020

Adults under 21 not subject to gun background check

A Virginia statute requiring background checks for private firearms sales is facially valid but unconstitutional as applied to adults under 21 years old. The current background check system automatically rejects handgun purchases by those less than 21 years old. Overview Wilson seeks to sell guns from his private collection to Lowman, who is 18 years […]

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