Summary of the Collateral Source Rule in Virginia – Injured party recovers all damages even if paid by a separate 3rd party insurance contract

Posted Posted in Contract Law, General, Litigation, Negligence, Personal Injury Law

Summary of the Collateral Source Rule in Virginia – Injured party recovers all damages even if paid by a separate third-party insurance contract.   Question: Does the defendant have to pay for all damages resulting from his negligence even if a third party has already paid for the damage or if covered by a separate […]

My down payment was stolen in a email/internet/wire scam before the closing – what can I do?

Posted Posted in Contract Law, General, Litigation

Q:   My down payment was stolen in a email/internet/wire scam before the closing – what can I do? A:   Act quickly!  Notify the FBI, call the fraud division of your bank and the recipient bank, get legal counsel!    The basic scam works like this.  The scammer obtains confidential information related to the […]

“Sex”, Bathrooms and the Rule of Law

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, General, Litigation, sexual harassment

4-20-2016 – Attorneys Andrew T. Bodoh and Jonathan M. Arthur of the Virginia civil rights firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. are proud to represent Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) in a lawsuit against Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. “Delegate LaRock wants the Attorney General to follow the law and to do his job in […]

Beth Sloan’s Letter re: Religious Liberty in Powhatan – 11/22/1999

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Litigation, Religious Freedom

Beth’s Letter November 22, 1999   To Whom It May Concern,   I have recently been in the news because of the lawsuit I brought against my principal, Mr. Rick Cole. Many things have been said about Fellowship of Christian Athletes that are not true some of which the media reported. Let me tell what […]

5-5-2000 – Religious Liberty Restored

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Litigation, Religious Freedom

News – Religious Freedom and Equal Access Restored   Powhatan Student and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Settle Suit in Federal Court–School will not Censor Religious Speech Faculty Will Receive First Amendment Training   Freedom Works Foundation, a nonprofit foundation, announced today (May 5, 2000) that it has successfully obtained a commitment to the First Amendment […]

Should the insurance company pay for the depreciation, decreased or diminished value of my car due to the accident?

Posted Posted in General, Litigation, Negligence, Personal Injury Law

Question: Should the insurance company pay for the depreciation, decreased or diminished value of my car due to the accident? Answer: Absolutely, YES. Explanation: As a result of the negligence of another you automobile, vehicle or car is damaged. If the cost to repair the car is more than the value of the car before […]

How do I subpoena out-of-state documents from a nonresident non-party?

Posted Posted in Litigation

Question: How do I subpoena out-of-state documents from a nonresident non-party? Answer: Through the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act. Code §§ 8.01-412.8 et seq. A Virginia court does not have the power to force a nonresident non-party to produce documents located out of the state.  Enforcement of a subpoena seeking out-of-state discovery is generally governed […]

Liability of websites for defamation

Posted Posted in Defamation, First Amendment, General, Libel & Slander, Litigation

QUESTION: Can you obtain a judgment or an injunction against an interactive computer service obtaining damages or enjoining it to remove defamatory statements from its website?   SHORT ANSWER: NO not if the website is merely an interactive computer service providing a platform for third parties to post information and statements.   Analysis:   Congress […]