Virginia

First Amendment

NFL team’s First Amendment rights weren’t violated by loss of disparaging trademarks, judge rules

Business of Law

Once-mighty real estate boutique files for bankruptcy, a year after claimed $30M embezzlement

Trials & Litigation

Deaf man who pleaded guilty to iPad theft that didn’t occur moves ahead in civil case

Tort Law

Jury awards patient $500K due to doctor’s defamatory comments while he was sedated for colonoscopy

Trials & Litigation

Settlement saves Sweet Briar; lawyer to be at college helm, along with new board members

Copyright Law

4th Circuit revives $10M ‘Somebody to Love’ suit against Justin Bieber and Usher

Civil Rights

Fatal attack on black Bible-study group resonates on 150th anniversary of ‘Juneteenth’

Education Law

Transgender teen files equal-protection suit over school’s restroom policy

Trials & Litigation

After courtroom clash over DUI manual, judge bars top prosecutor from cases against opposing lawyer

Criminal Justice

Dispute over DUI manual sparks courtroom clash between top prosecutor, defense lawyer

Criminal Justice

Appeals judge who held home invader at gunpoint: ‘I almost shot him’

Media & Communications Law

UVa official sues Rolling Stone, says she was ‘chief villain’ in retracted rape article

Criminal Justice

Managing partner: Lawyer asked about firm, Knights Templar before knife attack; wife played dead

Tort Law

Woman sues Verizon Wireless, claims a customer service call led to her heart attack

First Amendment

City’s ban on vehicle for-sale signs violates First Amendment, judge rules in lawyer’s $1 lawsuit

Criminal Justice

Excited delirium caused woman’s death in police custody, coroner finds; is it a ‘whitewash’ theory?

Internet Law

Business can’t get access to identities of Yelp reviewers in Virginia suit, state high court says

Criminal Justice

Report: Appeals judge holds intoxicated home intruder at gunpoint until police arrive

Trials & Litigation

Stop efforts to close Sweet Briar, lawsuits by county attorney and alumna urge Virginia court

Trials & Litigation

Negative reviews of dog obedience school on Yelp, Angie’s List lead to defamation lawsuit