Author: Press

Jun - 01
2018

Lawyer escapes sanctions motion, client is hit

A lawyer who sued under the newly recognized tort of “interference with parental rights” barely managed to escape an award of sanctions after the client’s allegations proved untrue. The client was not so fortunate. The plaintiff – a Blacksburg woman…

Jul - 25
2012

Jury Acquits Williams

The Floyd Press By Doug Thompson After two days of testimony and arguments, a Floyd County jury of seven women and five men began deliberations at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday in the trial of Sarah Williams on charges of carnal knowledge…

Apr - 10
2010

Are search warrants a big, big bust in BV?

Earlier this year, Buena Vista Police obtained a search warrant for a house on Sycamore Avenue. The warrant was based on information from a “Reliable Confidential Informant” who told the copes there was methamphetamine in the house. Armed with the…

Dec - 07
2007

McCloskeys anticipate settlement

STAUNTON — Money will never compensate John McCloskey’s family, who for 14 months watched the Rockbridge County teenager suffer from grievous internal injuries that eventually took his life. Nor will a lawsuit answer the question that torments them: Who at…

Oct - 31
2007

Judge rules search of festivalgoer was illegal

There was something suspicious about Sean Moore. Maybe it was Moore’s being “way too nice” during a traffic stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Or maybe it was because he was attending FloydFest, a four-day concert heavy on sandals, tie-dye…

Jun - 21
2007

Stewart estate battle escalates

The fight over former Montgomery County politician Joe Stewart’s multimillion-dollar estate progressed Thursday as one of his daughters responded to the other’s attempt to get more than her father’s will left her. Julia Milton, the Stewart daughter who is executrix…