A new announcement from the Supreme Court of Virginia could open doors for remote hearings to keep litigation moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons said judges may, in their discretion, conduct any civil or ...Read More »
Accusations of discovery lapses may be common in civil litigation, but what does a lawyer do when his opponent simply ignores routine discovery requests? While attorneys agree it’s rare for a litigant to make no response whatsoever to standard written ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia says a Henry County judge was too quick to force a hospital to accept 25 cents on the dollar for a heart patient hit with a surprise medical bill. The justices said the judge was ...Read More »
Two judges who financially and publicly expressed support for a citizens’ coalition that opposed relocation of the Augusta County Courthouse outside of the city of Staunton did not engage in misconduct in violation of Virginia judicial canons; the Supreme Court ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia is test driving a new aspect of its Judicial Performance Evaluation program. Lawyers and circuit judges are being asked to evaluate appellate judges for the first time in a pilot project involving three jurists. The ...Read More »
Appellant, who deposited a $50,000 certificate of deposit with a bank as collateral for a guaranty to assist his former romantic partner in obtaining a loan for her business, did not make a gift to the former partner; the Supreme ...Read More »
At defendant’s trial for petit larceny, third or subsequent offense, of store merchandise, the trial court did not err in instructing the jury that “willful concealment” of goods while on store premises is evidence of intent to convert and defraud ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia grants a writ of mandamus to overturn an Executive Order that restored voting and other civil rights to some 206,000 Virginians convicted of a felony who have completed their sentences and periods of supervised release; ...Read More »
After his blanket felon-rights restoration order was struck down by the Supreme Court of Virginia July 22, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration said it would move quickly to ensure thousands of felons hoping to cast ballots in November’s election would be ...
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Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...
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