A meeting of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in Williamsburg next week is expected to feature an appearance by President Obama, reports The Virginia Gazette. No details have been announced, but signals suggest a Thursday visit. Posted by Peter ViethRead More »
Monthly Archives: January 2009
The Virginia Senate on Friday approved a bill that would close the door on open-end loans offered by payday lenders. As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the unanimous vote looked like payback for what some leaders felt was dishonorable dealing ...Read More »
Three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia will enlighten law students at U.Va. on Friday. Justices Barbara Keenan, Donald Lemons, and Bernard Goodwyn, all U.Va. law grads, will discuss court structure and appellate issues. According to an announcement from ...
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The Obama administration has tabbed U.Va. law professor David A. Martin for principal deputy general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security. Martin will be the second-highest ranking lawyer among the 1,700 attorneys at the department, according to the U.Va. ...
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Some of the $19 million in settlement money from the maker of the painkiller OxyContin is going to drug treatment and education programs in Southwest Virginia. As reported by the Associated Press, more than $650,000 is being distributed, most of ...Read More »
Michael Vick’s lawyers say the pro quarterback serving time for dog fighting soon will be placed in a halfway house in Newport News. Vick could be released “any day,” one of his lawyers told the bankruptcy judge today, according to ...Read More »
Prosecutors have been twice burned this week by apparent mishandling of their video evidence. First we learned about a cross-examination that weakened the prosecution’s re-enactment video in a Chesapeake murder case. Now comes word that video bungling has brought a ...
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A couple of years back, we reported a speaker’s comments that trial judges are warming to the use of expert testimony to challenge eyewitness identifications. But it’s a slow thaw, as evidenced by a 4th Circuit case upholding exclusion of ...
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A Medicaid patient who used defendant LogistiCare Solutions LLC for transport for dialysis treatment cannot sue defendant for the alleged negligence of an employee who improperly loaded the patient into a van, causing injury from a leg wound, because LogistiCare ...Read More »