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Tag Archives: Fairfax County

Fighting a ‘perception of injustice’: Fairfax judge to remove courtroom portraits for trial (access required)

A Fairfax County judge says he will not force a Black defendant to go on trial in a courtroom lined with portraits of white judges. Circuit Judge David Bernhard granted a motion to remove courtroom portraits that “overwhelmingly” depict white ...

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Condition of tractor-trailer at issue in crash killing mom, unborn child — $1,680,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Truck crash Injuries alleged: Wrongful death of mother and fetus, injuries to minor children Court: Fairfax County, Warren County Name of judge or mediator: Hon. (retired) Johanna Fitzpatrick Date resolved: 11/07/2020 Special damages: Injuries to the four ...

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New faces — Northern Virginia sees more diversity on bench, bar leadership (access required)

Advocates of diversity in the bench and bar say they’re pleased with recent advances in Northern Virginia, but questions remain about whether the progress is sustainable. Observers also see work to be done in making other bar groups more representative. ...

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Do it again: Second depo allowed for witness who changed many answers (access required)

After the plaintiff in a medical malpractice wrongful death action submitted 72 changes to her deposition answers, a Virginia circuit judge allowed the defendants a second deposition to inquire about the changes. The Fairfax County case raised an issue occasionally ...

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Fairfax cruelty prosecutions questioned (access required)

A Fairfax lawyer is questioning a promise by Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano to continue prosecuting animal cruelty cases. On Aug. 19, WDVM-TV reported that the Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney’s office was no longer prosecuting animal misdemeanor charges and was cutting the ...

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A Virginia tradition (access required)

FAIRFAX — A Fairfax County legal tradition continued this month as lawyers, judges and court staffers turned a parking lot in the shadow of the county jail into a festive, old-timey picnic. Live music, raffle prizes, a color guard and ...

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