Although the General Assembly a decade ago codified the law of mold claims in rental homes, the law does not bar tenants from using common law negligence theories to sue over mold conditions, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. In ...Read More »
Legal aid lawyers are pushing back against a court rules proposal that would add restrictions on limited-scope representation, including ghostwriting for unrepresented litigants. A request for comments on the rule proposal generated 30 responses from attorneys around Virginia, many lauding ...
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One expert should have been heard; another was heard but fell short on linking negligence to damages. Those were the rulings from the Supreme Court of Virginia last month in two medical malpractice cases that help define standards for expert ...Read More »
Family members’ speculation about a patient’s reluctance to have surgery was not enough to support an informed consent case after the patient died following gallbladder surgery, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last month. The case focused on the admissibility ...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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There are 533 newly licensed lawyers in Virginia this morning. The Supreme Court of Virginia held its twice-yearly admissions and orientation ceremony Dec. 6 in Richmond to admit successful candidates who passed the Virginia bar exam this past July. Virginia ...Read More »
Three days after being removed from the bench for judicial misconduct, former Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Kurt J. Pomrenke was sentenced Nov. 30 to two months in federal prison for contempt of court. The one-two punch in a ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia acted quickly this month to remove Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Kurt J. Pomrenke from office for his admitted improper contacts with potential witnesses in his wife’s criminal case. It’s only the third time ...Read More »
The state retirement plan for Virginia judges offers little incentive for successful lawyers to give up their practice to join the bench, the Supreme Court confirms. In a letter to legislators, Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons said any retirement benefit ...Read More »