Virginia Supreme Court News

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

Newport News federal judge wants Va. SC guidance on take-home asbestos case

By Angela Underwood | Mar 15, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Virginia has asked for guidance from that state's Supreme Court on how to handle a take-home exposure asbestos lawsuit.

Virginia high court affirms ruling that former Community Management Corp. CEO is barred from seeking attorneys fees

By David Hutton | Nov 1, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a woman’s efforts to recoup legal fees incurred in defending a prior action against Community Management Corp.

Duty free stores at Dulles Airport win at Va. SC; Decision significant for Import-Export Clause

By Carrie Salls | Sep 6, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court on Aug. 24 reversed a circuit court ruling against Dulles Duty Free LLC in its challenge of Loudoun County’s attempt to collect a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax on its sales.

Suit against doctor accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks during exam tossed out by Va. high court

By Dee Thompson | Aug 8, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia doctor accused by a former patient of making inappropriate sexual remarks during an examination has prevailed in the lawsuit filed against him by the patient.

Va. high court: Woman filed frivolous lawsuits, wasted judicial resources

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 31, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On June 8, the Virginia Supreme Court imposed an injunction against Dora Adkins, who has filed 41 lawsuits over eight years.

Virginia Supreme Court rules Atlantic Coast Pipeline's notice to landowners did not satisfy code

By Olivia Olsen | Jul 26, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On July 13, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision in an appeal involving a property survey notice provided by a natural gas company.

Va. SC reinstates lawsuit over man struck by train while wearing ear buds

By John Myers | Mar 27, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has sent a wrongful death claim back its trial court, the Richmond City Circuit Court, in the case of a man struck by a train while wearing ear buds.

Lawsuits should be disclosed in bankruptcy proceedings, says Va. top court

By Deb Rogers | Mar 1, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Rulings by a circuit court were correct in requiring that a Virginia woman should have disclosed a pending lawsuit in a bankruptcy estate, Virginia's high court has ruled.

Virginia Supreme Court rejects battery claim against spinal surgeon

By Chandra Lye | Feb 22, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a trial court while making a distinction between tort of battery and tort of negligence in medical cases.

Changes proposed to Virginia Bar's advertising rules

By Deb Rogers | Feb 22, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Technology has changed the way almost everyone does business, and lawyers are no exception.

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