Category: General

5-6-2016- Election Fraud Criminal Charges Dismissed against Charles City Sheriff Candidate

Election Fraud Charges against Charles City County Sheriff Candidate Vance Richards Dismissed. 5-6-2016 Attorneys Tom Roberts and Frank McFadden successfully defended Vance Richards against 9 felony charges of election fraud in Charles City County Virginia in a 2 day jury trial. The Commonwealth contended that Richards did not properly establish domicile and a place of Read More …

Should the insurance company pay for the depreciation, decreased or diminished value of my car due to the accident?

Question: Should the insurance company pay for the depreciation, decreased or diminished value of my car due to the accident? Answer: Absolutely, YES. Explanation: As a result of the negligence of another you automobile, vehicle or car is damaged. If the cost to repair the car is more than the value of the car before Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …