Thursday, June 01, 2017

On citation to unpublished orders of the Supreme Court of Virginia

Not too long ago, the Supreme Court of Virginia started putting its unpublished "orders" - i.e., unpublished opinions - on the courts website, and I look at those along with everything else that I can find on the website.

Back in April, the Court issued an unpublished order in the case of LongView International Technology Solutions Inc., et al. v. Terry Lin, et al., which has to do mainly with the standard for determining under Virginia law whether contract terms are sufficiently definite to be enforceable.

Today, I saw an opinion from Judge Jones of the W.D. Va., in which he referenced the LongView opinion at length.

In this information age, these unpublished orders should have been "published" long ago.