Gay rights makes brief appearance in judicial battle that was mostly focused on who gets to pick the justice.
Roush is first judge from Fairfax named to high court since 1991.
CAN SWEETBRIAR COLLEGE BE SAVED? Virginia Supreme Court Rules that Sweet Briar College Can Be a Trust.
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled on a case brought against a notorious pill mill.
RICHMOND — Pink-clad Sweet Briar College activists were elated Thursday by a Virginia Supreme Court hearing, during which a few justices sounded sympathetic toward their plea for a temporary halt to its closure.Read full article >>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Virginia will be asked Thursday to temporarily block the planned closure of Sweet Briar College in August. The justices will hear arguments in the appeal of a Circuit Court ruling that refused...Show More Summary
Yelp does not have to identify seven online reviewers who posted critical comments about a carpet cleaning business, the Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled (PDF). Though based on procedural grounds, this ruling is viewed as a big win for Free Speech. However, with no single set of laws in place to determine whether anonymous online comments are protected by the...
By Carl TobiasOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced that Justice Leroy F. Millette Jr. would retire after a quarter century of dedicated service in all four levels of the Virginia state court system. Because the Supreme...Show More Summary
Back in October, the Virginia Supreme Court held oral arguments in a case about the limits of anonymous speech. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning wanted to sue the authors of several anonymous Yelp reviews, claiming that had never even been to the business. The state appellate could said Yelp had to turn......
Two days ago, we posted on a West Virginia Supreme Court decision that told non-resident plaintiffs the closing time refrain “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” OK, we took some liberties there, but the non-resident plaintiffs who had gone shopping in a non conveniens forum could not stay even after poking around for two years. Show More Summary
Virginia Supreme Court focuses on jurisdiction, punts on key free speech issue.
The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a judge did not have authority to compel Yelp to reveal the identities of anonymous users who panned an Alexandria carpet cleaning company in a case closely watched by free-speech advocates and businesses alike.Read full article >>
Last weekend, we saw the surprisingly effective “Danny Collins,” a new movie starring Al Pacino as an aging rock star wondering how the focus of his life would have changed if he’d known contemporaneously about an admiring letter from John Lennon that was not given to him until decades later. Show More Summary
The city of Alexandria on Friday won the last of the legal challenges brought against it in the wake of its controversial 2012 waterfront development plan.The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that any errors made during the process of passing...Show More Summary
Fairfax County expects the financial impact of a recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling on deductions for business taxes to increase to at least $45 million, adding more worry to what has already been a difficult budget year, officials said Tuesday.Read full article >>
Local governments in Northern Virginia are bracing for millions of dollars in potential tax refunds to businesses after a Virginia Supreme Court ruling on how out-of-state receipts may be deducted from a company’s taxable income.Read full article >>
Virginia Supreme Court to decide whether businesses can request customers identity for giving them bad reviews on social media sites. The post Yelp Lawsuit Could Expose Anonymous Online Commenters appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a new type of Yelp case. By now, we're familiar with the defamation and the SLAPPs and the non-disparagement agreements and the not-technically-extortion-but-sounds-like-it. Well, Yelp v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning is different. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning wanted to sue the authors of critical......
Wrote Justice Allen H. Loughry Jr., dissenting from an opinion by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, that let a pit bull terrier off on a technicality. The dog’s troubles stem from a biting incident last year when an animalShow More Summary
From ‘amazing tales of the vexatious’. Climate Change Dispatch writes: In a clear slap in the face, the Virginia Supreme Court awarded Michael E. Mann and the University of Virginia a piddling $250 in damages in the email FOIA case. Showing … Continue reading ?