The Supreme Court of Virgnia has adopted proposed criminal discovery rule changes recommended in December by a Virginia State Bar task force. Only minor changes were made in the task force recommendation, according to attorneys who reviewed the court’s order. ...Read More »
ROANOKE – Justice William C. Mims of the Virginia Supreme Court compares his formula for well-being with the cylinders of his car. The car may have six cylinders, but if the spark is lacking for any one of them, the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia is under increasing pressure to approve reforms to the state’s criminal discovery standards. Despite opposition from the State Police and concerns from many prosecutors, a package of recommended changes now before the court has the ...Read More »
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 »