Virginia Supreme Court News

Virginia Attorney Seeks Coverage for Accident Because He Was Thinking About Work

The Supreme Court of Virginia decided an interesting question in the context of a lawyer’s professional liability policy. In Bartolomucci v. Federal Ins. Co., 770 S.E.2d 451 (2015), an attorney attempted to get automobile liability coverage by claiming that when …

Justices to Hear Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Suit

The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in the wrongful death suit brought by the parents of two Virginia Tech students slain during the 2007 campus massacre. According the docket posted Tuesday, the full court is scheduled to …

Virginia Court Tosses Out Order to Remove Online Reviews

The state’s highest court is reversing a judge’s order that a northern Virginia woman remove negative online reviews of a home contractor. The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Citizen said Wednesday that the Supreme Court …

Virginia Court Rules Insurance Doesn’t Cover Drywall Damages

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover damage caused by Chinese drywall. Richard Serpe, an attorney for the homeowner, said the unanimous ruling means hundreds of other Virginians whose homes and health were affected …