Loyal readers are no doubt wondering what happened to last week’s post; I know that many of you plan your week around the sunbursts of appellate goodness that
rarely regularly shine forth from these pages.
Bennett is a neat case about whether a defendant can assert repudiation as a defense to breach of contract, even after performance has begun. It’s one of the more important business cases of the past year. (I know that because I am giving a talk on the most important business litigation cases of the past year at the annual VADA meeting, and I saw Bennett in my outline.)
The long answer is pretty much the same, but it includes a prolonged, vaguely self-pitying discourse on how busy I’ve been.
Not that I have any reason to complain. In the past two weeks, I’ve made two entirely stress-free trips to Richmond, both related to oral arguments someone else was giving, and a third trip to Richmond to speak at the Professional Development Conference put on by the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division.
I had a blast at the PDC and really enjoyed talking to folks afterward. I won’t drop any names (mostly because I don’t want to embarrass anyone by associating them with this page without their express written consent), but that was a real highlight in a jam-packed week.