Most who know me well, know that I spend as little time as possible in the trial courts — in fact virtually none. I managed to keep that record intact on Monday. I was asked to consult on a personal injury case that had moved from the general district court to the circuit court but was procedurally probably not ripe for an appeal. I prepared a motion to remand the case which was to have been argued at 10AM in the Roanoke City Circuit Court. The defendant made an offer of settlement on Sunday which the plaintiff accepted on Monday around 9:45. The matter was concluded in the hallway outside the courtroom.
Appeal Your Case.
Get The Justice You Deserve.
- The Pandemic Did Not Cause Americans to Lose Their Empathy, it Just Exposed a Sickness in the American Soul that Has Been Festering for Decades
- Do away with Assignments of Error? I Think Not, Mr. O’Keeffe.
- A Divided Panel of the Court of Appeals Issues an Opinion that is Cause for Alarm Among the Trial and Appellate Bars (and is already raising the hackles of the Procedural Geeks Club)
- An overdue compendium summarizing and providing commentary on published opinions from the Court of Appeals from the last three weeks including a discussion of Writs of Actual Innocence, “The Rule,” why it’s good practice to look at former versions of current statutes, continuances sought during the ongoing Judicial Emergency caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, revenge porn, and an opinion that probably should have been a little bit longer
- Analysis of Published Opinions from the Court of Appeals Released on 7/27/2021 (Part I)