A developer that wants to build in the historic town of Occoquan got a green light from the Supreme Court of Virginia earlier this month, in a case that raises questions about the role of “Special Use Permits” in regulating ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia upholds a $1.95 million jury award to a man whose wife died after outpatient plastic surgery; the trial court did not err in denying a mistrial on a defense complaint about a juror telling plaintiff’s ...Read More »
A plaintiff’s lawyer whose client alleged headaches and neck pain from an auto accident could show the jury a chart asking for specific amounts of money for itemized damages during closing argument, and the Supreme Court of Virginia upholds the ...Read More »
Virginia International Terminals and its employee cannot invoke the workers’ comp bar to avoid a negligence action filed by the estate of a private stevedore who was fatally injured when the yard tractor he was driving to unload a ship ...Read More »
A lawyer’s legal assistant could determine that a hospitalized client had testamentary capacity to change her will to leave her estate to her daughter Mary Ann who cared for her, in contrast to an earlier will that divided the estate ...Read More »
The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...
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In reviewing classification of various stock options and awards for an equitable distribution, the lower court gave undue weight to the vesting dates, which fell after the date of separation, in deciding the awards were wife’s separate property, and the ...Read More »
Justice Cleo Elaine Powell was invested Oct. 21 as the 102nd justice and the first African-American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Powell, who first took the bench in the general district court of Chesterfield County and ...Read More »
(AP) An official swearing-in ceremony is set today for the first black female justiceon the Supreme Court of Virginia. The investiture of Justice Cleo Powell will be held this afternoon at the Supreme Court building in Richmond. The General Assembly ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has a chance to clarify the law on noncompetes as it takes a fresh look at an agreement it upheld over 20 years ago. Then and now, a pest control company with an extensive customer ...Read More »