Get Helpful Insight Into Your Case From The Richmond Trial And Appellate Lawyers at The Mottley Law Firm
The attorneys at The Mottley Law Firm, Kevin Mottley and Ben Kyber, are Richmond, Virginia based trial lawyers committed to fighting for their client's rights in the areas of business litigation, will contests, trust and estate disputes, appellate litigation, and in personal injury cases, including brain injury cases. In this blog, Kevin and Ben provide their takes on legal developments in these areas of the law, as well as some other topics of interest to them.
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Mid-Appeal Changes to Assignments of Error "Perplex" SCOVA The Supreme Court of Virginia has repeatedly held that it is improper to change the wording of an assignment of error mid-appeal. Yet it continues to happen.
Don't Assign Error To A Nonexistent Ruling Crafting an assignment of error in the Supreme Court of Virginia is tricky. Among other things, you must accurately describe the lower court's ruling.
Make Sure You Notice Your Appeal From The Right Order A 1967 Supreme Court of Virginia decision held that an appeal must be dismissed where the notice of appeal cited the wrong order. It is still good law.
SCOVA Limits Replies Supporting Appellate Motions Soon, an amendment to Rule 5:4 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia will prohibit reply briefs supporting appellate motions without leave of court.