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  • A Roanoke City Circuit Court says a habeas corpus petition is not time-barred under Va. Code § 8.01-691, which does not apply to habeas corpus cases. Respondents contend the court cannot consider the merits of this petition because it was not filed within the time allowed by law. In making this argument, they mistakenly rely ...

  • In this suit by petitioning landowners against defendant VEPCO, a Hanover County Circuit Court excludes as expert witnesses for petitioners a real estate broker and a real estate appraiser to support petitioners’ claims about the impact of having high-voltage transmission lines on their property. Mr. R. Glen Gooding’s testimony as an expert must be excluded ...

  • The Court of Appeals grants rehearing en banc in King v. Commonwealth [VLW 014-7-323(UP)], and stays the mandate in its Oct. 28, 2014 decision in which a panel reversed malicious wounding and firearms convictions of a woman who said she accidentally shot her husband in the forearm when he tried to take a gun from ...

  • The Court of Appeals upholds termination of a mother’s parental rights to her son based on mother’s history of drug abuse and drug distribution. The social services department removed the child from the home because of substance abuse issues. Mother had pending drug charges and drugs were found in the home. The trial court found ...

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DISCLAIMER: David A. Cardon is an attorney at the Virginia Beach office of Cardon and Goodman, P.C. who concentrates his legal practice in traffic, criminal, and personal injury law. Mr. Cardon provides the materials contained above as a public service and on an informational basis only. These materials are not intended to be a comprehensive statement of Virginia law, and are not intended to convey legal advice.


If you have a legal problem, you should consult with an attorney in your area who can investigate the particular circumstances of your situation. You can contact David Cardon, Esquire at (757) 306-9060 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .