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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Virginia

Legal malpractice claim revived (access required)

A bankruptcy attorney could face a legal malpractice suit over alleged breach of duty in a Chapter 7 case. Background Appellant Marc R. Labgold challenges the circuit court’s judgment dismissing his legal malpractice complaint against appellees Linda D. Regenhardt and ...

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Writ of habeas corpus dismissed (access required)

A man convicted of grand larceny failed to prove ineffective assistance of counsel and other errors that would warrant habeas relief. Background Mark Wright was indicted upon several charges including a charge of robbery in violation of Code § 18.2-58. ...

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Duty to protect extended to employees’ families (access required)

A woman who washed her father’s asbestos-laden clothes after he returned home after working in a shipyard may sue the shipyard for asbestos exposure. Background Plaintiff alleges that from approximately 1942 to 1977, Wanda Quisenberry’s father, Bennie Plessinger, was employed ...

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Arson defendant’s statement is admissible (access required)

The totality of the evidence established that an arsonist’s inculpatory statements were knowingly and voluntarily made. Background A jury convicted Nicholas Secret of arson of an occupied dwelling and nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. On appeal, Secret contends the ...

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