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Virginia's State Court system includes General District Courts, which are trial courts that handle civil criminal cases, and a specific District Court that only handles Juvenile and Domestic Relations cases. Virginia's Circuit Courts are higher trial courts that have general jurisdiction over a variety of case types. Virginia's Court of Appeals is the state's intermediate appellate court, and the Supreme Court of Virginia is the 'court of last resort' in Virginia. The Virginia court system offers helpful online databases where you can obtain information regarding Virginia court cases that are pending, or were heard in General District Courts, Circuit Courts, Court of Appeals, and the Virginia Supreme Court. You can find Virginia court records searching by party name or case number. This online database can be accessed at http://www.courts.state.va.us/online/home.html#case. You can also search for attorneys, mediators, judges and magistrates, and Guardians Ad-Litem, and parent-education providers using this database. Supreme Court opinions are also available on the Virginia Judicial System's website. If you're filing for a protective order in Virginia, you can use their free I-Can assistance service, found at http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin/aoc/judpln/programs/afapo/home.html.
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23, Oct 2014 - Latest Actos Bladder Cancer Trial Starts in West Virginia
The Actos Bladder Cancer trial in West Virginia state court is set to start over allegations that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s popular diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer. The West Virginia trial comes shortly on the heels of a $2 million verdict in Philadelphia on October 3 over the blockbuster drug. It will be only […]
23, Oct 2014 - Potential loss of Rahall seniority worries some
By Paul J. Nyden Mike Mitchum is executive director of the King Coal Highway Authority, working to complete a four-lane highway from Bluefield through Williamson up to Kenova. He'll need federal money to complete that project, and worries that the recent losses in West Virginia's seniority in Congress will hurt his chances of getting it. "Nick Rahall is the No. 2 person on the House ...
23, Oct 2014 - Sentencing delayed for former Virginia First Lady
RICHMOND, VA. (AP) - A federal judge has delayed the 2015 sentencing of former first lady Maureen McDonnell on nine public corruption convictions.Judge James R. Spencer granted a request Friday to push back...
22, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses lawsuit against police, city
By Joe Beck A federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has dismissed a lawsuit filed by relatives of a former Stephens City resident who was shot to death during a confrontation with Martinsburg police in 2013. The victim, Wayne A...
22, Oct 2014 - Confusion About Same-Sex Marriage Laws Abounds Across the U.S.
Days after the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in nearly a dozen states by refusing to hear states' appeals, many same-sex couples still face obstacles to legal recognition The five states directly affected by the ruling — Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin — started issuing marriage licenses immediately on Monday. Another six states were affected indirectly by the ...
22, Oct 2014 - West Virginia coal strike temporarily halted
A West Virginia coal strike has been temporarily halted by a judge hours after it began.
22, Oct 2014 - WV Supreme Court Appoints 3 Judge Panel to Rule on Clarksburg Councilman Case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has appointed a three-judge panel to consider the removal of Samuel "Zeke" Lopez from Clarksburg City Council.
22, Oct 2014 - Trial of Virginia dermatologist charged with fraud begins Wednesday
Attorneys for Amir Bajoghli, owner of Skin & Laser Surgery Center, say the allegations are false
22, Oct 2014 - Stafford, VA Driver sentenced to 30 months after Marine's hit-and-run death
An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a U.S. Marine from Virginia.
22, Oct 2014 - Early voting begins in West Virginia
Early voting began around West Virginia on Wednesday, including at the Voter’s Registration office at the corner of Court and Quarrier streets in downtown Charleston.
22, Oct 2014 - We need to make changes this Election Day
Recently, I went to the Bristol Virginia Circuit Court Clerk’s office to obtain a copy of the law allowing same-sex marriages, after hearing a same-sex marriage had taken place there in the office.
22, Oct 2014 - Trial of Virginia dermatologist charged with fraud delayed
Attorneys for Amir Bajoghli, owner of Skin & Laser Surgery Center, say the allegations are false
22, Oct 2014 - Goodwin to give second chance to drug users
By Kate White Federal prosecutors and police will offer low level drug dealers - who are selling only to support their heroin habit - a chance to get help before facing charges and going to jail. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Tuesday his latest effort to eradicate Southern West Virginia's heroin epidemic: a partnership with Prestera Center, the state's largest mental health and addiction ...
22, Oct 2014 - Suspect in ex-NFL player robbery faces new charge
The Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia man accused of robbing a former NFL player is facing a new charge. The Herald-Mail reports that a Berkeley County grand jury indicted Roger C. Doleman, 28, of Martinsburg on Tuesday on one count of failure to appear in court. Doleman didn't appear for his scheduled June trial on charges stemming from a 2013 robbery at Fulton Walker Jr.'s ...
21, Oct 2014 - Mechanicsville, VA Allen Law Firm Welcomes New Trial Attorney in Mechanicsville, Virginia
MECHANICSVILLE, Va., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is pleased to announce that Ryan E. Wind has joined the firm as a Trial Attorney in ...
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