Domestic relations lawyers around Virginia report a recent jump in the rate of divorce filings as the economy stabilizes. The increase in new clients still lags in fast-growing areas, however, because so many homes are awash in debt, lawyers say. ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear Montgomery County’s appeal of a circuit court decision allowing public funding for a Norfolk Southern rail yard project. County supervisors are fighting the proposed freight yard near Elliston by attacking the ...
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Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. told the annual meeting of state court judges Tuesday that he will step down after two four-year terms as head of the judicial branch. The announcement came during the chief justice’s annual State ...Read More »
Attorneys who practice before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals better pay attention to the new Appellate Rules immediately. The new rules get right to the point: If the lawyer’s failure to comply leads to the “death penalty” ...Read More »
When is a cemetery not a cemetery? When no human corpse is buried there, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. Kathryn Shilling saw sacred ground when she looked at a hilltop plot in Rockingham County where she buried her mother’s ...Read More »
A friendly game of beer pong that went bad set the stage for a Virginia Supreme Court opinion that an insurance company owes a defense for a Virginia Tech student who was sued over injuries he caused in a 2002 ...Read More »
When the General Assembly enacted equitable distribution in 1982 as the mechanism for dividing the property of divorcing spouses, it created a presumption that property acquired during the marriage is marital – the property of both spouses. The legislature created ...Read More »