WASHINGTON, DC—The issue of federal preemption of state claims is a hot-button topic in the nation’s capitol. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take on the question in several cases this term, lawmakers recently held a hearing to get ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: October 2007
The Virginia State Bar Council took decidedly different positions Friday on two issues described as public protection measures. One was a proposal to require insurance companies to notify claimants when they mail settlement checks to the claimants’ attorneys. That measure ...
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Speaking of tasers, more people are speaking of tasers these days. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reports three taser-related cases in next week’s issue, which doubles the number of “taser” cases reported in prior years since 1993. A Richmond federal district judge ...Read More »
Three death-penalty law experts met yesterday at the University of Richmond law school. Even with the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule soon on whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment, they agreed the debate over the death penalty ...Read More »
A Valparaiso University law professor who is an expert in animal control law has been selected to decide what to do with the 48 pit bulls seized at Michael Vick’s Surry County property. The Daily Press has the story.Read More »