Tag Archives: Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr.

Fraudulent concealment tolls statute of limitations (access required)

Where a defendant affirmatively acts to conceal a cause of action, the statute of limitations is tolled until the concealment is discovered, and it is immaterial whether the cause of action has accrued when the intentional, fraudulent concealment occurs. In ...

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Lawyer is tagged for conversion (access required)


A Roanoke lawyer is fighting a ruling that he cheated families of his deceased former law partners out of their shares of a once-forgotten stock certificate. A trial judge imposed compensatory and punitive damages against G. Nelson Mackey that – ...

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Driver recovers in case of who-had-green-light – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 19, 2014, the plaintiff was traveling southbound on South Boston Road in Fluvanna County, proceeding through the intersection with Slice Road. The defendant was traveling northbound on South Boston Road, made a left turn onto Slice Road, and ...

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Court: Judges can advocate on courthouse issues (access required)


Two judges who vigorously advocated against a courthouse relocation referendum did not commit judicial misconduct, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The unanimous court dismissed judicial ethics charges against Senior Court of Appeals Judge Rudolph Bumgardner III and retired ...

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Bar leaders, ACLU back judges’ right to advocate (access required)


A group of 23 former presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as two civil liberties organizations, have come to the defense of two Virginia  judges accused of improper political activity. The former VBA presidents filed a friend of ...

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