Brother Emmert has an essay with some updated appellate statistics. I’ll let him do the talking:
Thus far in 2020, The Robes have given us 41 published opinions and seven published orders. We’ve also seen 25 unpublished orders –
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Just before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued a new opinion dealing with the voluntary-payment doctrine, Sheehy v. Williams. It’s worth reading for two reasons. First, the voluntary-payment doctrine trips up litigants and ends appeals. Second, Sheehy is…
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I don’t usually get surprised at legal-writing CLEs. But I got surprised this morning.
For context, I was lucky enough to moderate a panel at the VADA’s annual meeting this morning. Justice McCullough, Judge Carson, and Erin Ashwell…
Continue Reading Legal Writing: Be Brief or Be Thorough?
Juli Porto has an article in this morning’s VTLAppeal, Is There a New Sheriff in Town Named “A.H. Tingler”?, analyzing SCOVA’s subtle importation of Twiqbal through A.H. v. Church of God in Christ, Inc. and Tingler v. Graystone Homes, …
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I had my first two two telephone oral arguments in the Supreme Court of Virginia this morning. Merits arguments at that. They were weird! How so? Glad you asked:…
Continue Reading Quick Report From a Pair of Telephone Oral Arguments at SCOVA
Longtime readers know that I’m a huge fan of oral argument. Giving counsel a chance to address the Court’s questions before the decision conference strikes me as vital.
But for obvious reasons, recent events have complicated courts’ efforts to hold…
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Chief Justice Lemons likes to say that an advocate develops three oral arguments in each case: the one they planned to give, the one they actually gave, and the one they wish they’d given.…
Continue Reading Practical Legal Writing from the VTLA Annual Convention
I missed this Last Week Tonight segment because I’m a loser and I don’t watch TV. It’s not unfunny. And in fairness to the hardworking robots on the other end of the line, here is an industry lawyer’s response challenging…
Continue Reading John Oliver Makes Robocalls Funny
Let’s do a quick thought experiment. Why did Willie Sutton rob banks?
Because that’s where the money is.
And who, by and large, owns that money at those banks?
Well, older folks. They’ve had a lifetime to accumulate it.…
Continue Reading CFPB Finds that Elder Financial Exploitation is “Widespread and Damaging”
We’re really hammering the winter theme on this blog.
This is a question that we get more often than you’d think. And we can only imagine how frustrating it must be to lose access to your bank account–especially if you…
Continue Reading The bank froze my account. There’s no way that’s legal, is there?