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Judge William N. Alexander II

May 10, 2010

Another circuit judge rejects ‘Spear’ rationale

Denounced by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the groundbreaking decision in Spear v. Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has found few friends in the Virginia judiciary. The latest judge to reject the “once-and-for-all ad damnum” rule of Spear is Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander. Roanoke lawyer Pete Katt reports Alexander last week rejected a defense motion to dismiss […]

Feb 18, 2010

Alexander grilled by House courts panel

Franklin County Circuit Judge William N. Alexander II was on his feet for about two hours yesterday listening to comments and answering questions from the judicial panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee. Alexander had lots of support. Among those praising his integrity and judicial ability were the people who usually matter the most […]

Jan 26, 2010

Alexander is not on list as Assembly votes on judges

(Updated 1/29/10 – 10:20 a.m.) The General Assembly elected most of the incumbent judges up for reappointment last Tuesday but took no action on Franklin County Judge William N. Alexander II. Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, chairman of the judicial systems subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice, said Alexander’s name was pulled from consideration because […]

Jan 18, 2010

Negligence – Sovereign Immunity – Gross Negligence – VT Shooting

The administrators of the estates of two Virginia Tech students killed in the mass shooting in April 2007 have stated claims for gross negligence against the commonwealth and against President Charles Steger and former vice president James Hyatt, the only two members of the VT Emergency Policy Group with authority to issue an alert or […]

Jan 18, 2010

Top VT officials remain in shootings lawsuit

A ruling by a Montgomery County Circuit Court has set the stage for discovery and trial in the two lawsuits filed in the wake of the deadly 2007 shootings on the Virginia Tech campus. Virginia Tech president Charles Steger and former Executive Vice President James Hyatt remain as defendants in the lawsuits filed by families […]

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