As the Town of Warrenton was constructing a new visitor center, a 19th-century cistern was uncovered just below ground level directly in front of the center’s front door. The town decided to preserve the cistern by building a 16-inch tall ...Read More »
The case stemmed from a two-car accident on a residential street in Roanoke. Plaintiff’s decedent, a housewife, age 78, was alone in her car driving to the grocery store when she was struck head-on by a car driven by an ...Read More »
A Spotsylvania County family left the courthouse empty handed yesterday after a jury refused to blame animal control officers for the brutal dog mauling death of an 82-year-old woman. Represented by Charlottesville’s Tom Albro, the family contended that the county ...
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A wrongful death suit filed by a family member who had not yet qualified as a personal representative of the decedent is a nullity and cannot be nonsuited, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. Because the wrongful death statute requires ...Read More »
A divided panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld yesterday the constitutionality of the lethal injection procedures Virginia uses to execute inmates sentenced to death. The opinion, Emmett v. Johnson, had been watched closely because it was ...Read More »
Three death-penalty law experts met yesterday at the University of Richmond law school. Even with the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule soon on whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment, they agreed the debate over the death penalty ...Read More »