In a case of a two-pronged payback, a man who shot a pair of road-rage assailants and then sued the one who survived may have to try his damages case again in Richmond Circuit Court. Four justices of the Supreme ...Read More »
Even though a written final order had not been entered, a woman seeking to withdraw a guilty plea could not do so after oral sentencing from the bench, the Supreme Court has ruled. The woman claimed she did not realize ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has enacted new versions of the rules defining the unauthorized practice of law and governing habeas corpus practice. The Virginia State Bar sought the change in the UPL rules, viewing the current rules as outdated ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia says the collateral source rule – allowing recovery of damages despite insurance benefits – can apply in a contract action. The premise has never been addressed before by the high court, and the justices stopped ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia, by a 4-3 vote, has deferred to a trial judge who allowed a juror to remain trial-eligible, despite the man’s expressed doubts about the fairness of medical malpractice litigation. The decision leaves in place a ...Read More »
Without mentioning the state’s existing open records law, the Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted a set of rules to govern public access to judicial records. The rules, effective in June, establish a framework for access to information other than ...
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A police officer’s peek under a motorcycle cover has exposed different views on law enforcement searches among Virginia Supreme Court justices. Five of the seven justices who considered the Albemarle County search concluded the officer’s good faith in checking for ...Read More »