The owners of commercially zoned real estate in Fairfax County lose their constitutional challenge to tax assessments under Va. Code §§ 58.1-3221.3 and 33.1-435, as the Supreme Court of Virginia says the property owners have failed to meet their burden ...Read More »
In upholding a $5 million jury verdict for a disabled shipyard worker, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reaffirmed a plaintiff’s right to a jury trial and signaled its close scrutiny of claims about the appellate record. It’s the second ...Read More »
Ten candidates, including four members of the Virginia Court of Appeals, have told the Virginia State Bar they are interested in filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...
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There’s a lot more huffing and bluffing from both lawyers and judges about sanctions than serious efforts to follow through with penalties, according to a panel of judges at the Richmond Bench-Bar Conference. Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly W. Snukals and ...Read More »
After Karl R. Hade, executive secretary to the Supreme Court of Virginia, gave the Judicial Council a by-now familiar account of the grim financial condition of the state’s judiciary on Wednesay, someone asked, “What can we do?” All heads turned ...Read More »
The fight over nursing home arbitration agreements, percolating through Virginia circuit courts for the last five years, has reached the Supreme Court of Virginia. A split in Virginia circuit courts usually gets the high court’s attention. Looking to his own ...Read More »
McGuireWoods LLP cannot be held liable for legal malpractice because it failed to timely file the transcript in an appeal of an $8.3 million verdict against the Wintergreen ski resort, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Sept. 16. The Supreme ...Read More »
Water wars are being waged in Virginia localities, and the Supreme Court of Virginia is poised to dip a toe into the murky depths. Residents of Virginia counties often pay more for water and sewer service than do the residents ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has selected Justice Cynthia D. Kinser to be the first woman to serve as chief justice of the court. Kinser is third in seniority on the court to the current chief, Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., ...Read More »
Insurance coverage disputes are among the 20 cases, about half of them criminal, for which the Supreme Court of Virginia has recently granted petitions for appeal. One of the coverage cases, The AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Corp., Record No. ...
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