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Virginia's Personal Injury & Civil Rights Law Firm


FOIA – a matter of transparency

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act – is intended to provide citizens transparency to view the actions of the public servants employed by them. Attorney Andrew Bodoh is an expert on Virginia’s FOIA law, and is often called as an expert to provide comments related to FOIA issues. In an article dated 1/21/2016 by The [...]

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Liability of websites for defamation

QUESTION: Can you obtain a judgment or an injunction against an interactive computer service obtaining damages or enjoining it to remove defamatory statements from its website?   SHORT ANSWER: NO not if the website is merely an interactive computer service providing a platform for third parties to post information and statements.   Analysis:   Congress [...]

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The Virginia’s Guide to FOIA – Andrew T. Bodoh, Esq.

The Virginia’s Guide to FOIA – Andrew T. Bodoh, Esq. Andrew T. Bodoh, an associate attorney of Thomas H. Roberts and Associates, P.C. in Richmond Virginia, has literally written the book when it comes to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In October 2015, he published The Virginia’s Guide to FOIA, now available online [...]

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Discovery Deposition Testimony may not be used as a basis for summary judgment or a motion to strike in Virginia (except for some punitive claims).

Question: Can a litigant in Virginia state courts use discovery deposition testimony as a basis for summary judgment or a motion to strike the evidence? Answer: No.  Unless the parties agree, Virginia Code § 8.01-420 specifically excludes such use, except for claims of punitive damages in cases that do not involve operation of a motor [...]

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Torture – When Our Nation Denies the Basis of Human Rights

So is it any surprise that the US Government that routinely fails to recognize the difference between separation of state and religion and hostility to religion has recently disclosed its despicable descent into denial of basic human rights torturing enemies? McCain — “the use of torture comprises that which most distinguishes us from our enemies, [...]

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Freaky Friday Halloween Decision – Drink and operate your car radio on your property may result in DUI conviction

Freaky Friday Halloween Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The public is mystified by what it considers a new legal absurdity -Listening to your car radio in a private driveway while drinking is illegal and may result in a DUI conviction!  Sarafin v. Commonwealth of Virginia, October 31, 2014. The odd conclusion in this DUI case [...]

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Firm offers 2014 CLE – Advancing Civil Rights in Virginia – 6 CLE

Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. and Hull Street Law hosted a one-day seminar entitled “Advancing Civil Rights in Virginia” at the Richmond Hilton Garden on October 27, 2014.  For Information Click Here!  

A summary of the law for wrongful death in Virginia caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another.

En Español A summary of the law of wrongful death actions in Virginia. When a family member dies as a result of the neglect or wrongful action of another, a lawsuit for damages may be brought by the personal representative of the decedent within two years after the death of the injured person.  (Va. § [...]

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La Muerte Injusta – Un resumen de la ley en Virginia

In English – Wrongful Death in Virginia La Muerte Injusta – Un resumen de la ley en Virginia Cuando un miembro de su familia se muere por causa del un hecho negligente o injusto el representativo personal del fallecido se puede hacer una demanda para daños y perjuicios dentro de los dos años del fallecimiento [...]

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Can I sue the judge?

Q. Can I sue the judge for damages?  A. No. The judge is absolutely immune from a claim for damages arising out of his judicial actions.  Yes, if he acts in an area where he has no subject matter jurisdiction. If the judge acts in an area where he has subject matter jurisdiction, even if [...]

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