Virginia law news stories

In this story from Staunton, Judge Wood declared a mistrial after a juror blurted out watching a police video that the interrogation looked to be coercive.

The article says: "The judge, who said he'd never seen a juror interrupt a trial in his 40 years as an attorney or judge, had choice words for Blackwell. 'He is pompous and arrogant beyond belief,' said Wood, still on the bench."

This post and this Jurist post describe a billion dollar lawsuit against spammers, filed in the E.D. Va.

From Floyd County, here is an account of a hard-fought criminal trial, which resulted in an acquittal. The Commonwealth's attorney there, Gordon Hannett, is a good man, who served with me on the SWLAS board. The trial judge from the case is also one of my favorites, Judge Grubbs, from just reading about him - he makes things happen.