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Tag Archives: Justice William C. Mims

Lawyers report success with COVID jury trials (access required)

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. — Courts are trying civil cases again, and four trial lawyers returned from the battlefields to share success stories at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual convention March 26. As of that date, the Supreme Court ...

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Cross-exam about payments to expert improperly excluded (access required)

Where the trial court required plaintiff to show a “direct relationship” between a defense expert and defendant’s insurer before allowing the expert to be cross-examined on his prior financial relationship with the insurer, this was error. Caselaw provides that the ...

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No fees from unrepresented siblings in partition case (access required)

Where appellant, relying on a police report, named the wrong person as the defendant driver in a personal injury case, appellant was entitled to file a new complaint naming the correct person after the statute of limitations expired. Background On ...

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Supreme Court splits on eviction delay power (access required)

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A divided Supreme Court of Virginia has acceded to a request from the governor to institute a second suspension of Virginia eviction proceedings. The new, four-week freeze was welcomed by legal aid housing advocates, but the court’s Aug. 7 published ...

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Obstructive act before accrual tolls statute of limitations (access required)

An obstructive act, in this case misrepresenting the value of stock, which occurred before an action for  conversion accrued, tolled the statute of limitations. The stock Appellant Mackey, a law partner in Dodson, Pence, Viar, Woodrum, and Mackey, left the ...

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