De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

Jay O’Keeffe practices with Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe LLC. in Roanoke, Virginia, where he splits his time between appellate and business litigation. read more

Tag Archives: Contributory Negligence

How Now, Black Cow? Supreme Court Releases 4 Unpublished Orders

Posted in Opinions and Analysis
The Supreme Court of Virginia released four unpublished orders on Friday. Steve Emmert has a fun write-up over at his website. The discussion of Browning v. East alone makes it worth reading. Here’s a preview: This is a vehicular-collision appeal, but it really-most-sincerely isn’t your ordinary collision case. The driver of the only vehicle involved struck a… Continue Reading

New Virginia Supreme Court Opinion: Fultz v. Delhaize Am., Inc.

Posted in Opinions and Analysis
The Supreme Court of Virginia pulls off a neat trick in Fultz v. Delhaize America, Inc. It hands down an opinion that’s factually and doctrinally unremarkable–even boring–on its own terms, yet fascinating in the broader context of the current state of the law. Doris Fultz, accompanied by her 3-year-old grandson, visited a grocery store’s ATM. The ATM was bordered by horizontal metal bars… Continue Reading