A bill that would streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for the plaintiff cleared the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday after insurance carriers and the Virginia Trial Lawyers ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: March 2010
Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, took to the Senate floor today to warn about that proposal to freeze judicial appointments in order to balance the budget. “This short-sighted part of the House budget could do serious damage to the judicial system ...Read More »
Advocates of a government program that provides an alternative to jail for accused nonviolent criminals awaiting trial are fighting Virginia legislation that would limit the program. The battle centers on whether the pretrial services program saves the state money by ...
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To hear Roanoke-area circuit judges talking, the state’s moribund judicial performance evaluation program deserves another chance. As we reported in December, some key legislators have indicated they would welcome revival of the JPE project, where anonymous comments about judges were ...Read More »
Couple of notes from our gun laws desk, involving weapons both concealed and unconcealed: Proponents of gun rights have a reason to cheer today. The House of Delegates on Tuesday overwhelmingly (72-27) passed a bill to allow concealed handguns in ...Read More »
Dale Welch recently walked into a Starbucks in Virginia, handgun strapped to his waist, and ordered a banana Frappuccino with a cinnamon bun. He says the firearm drew a double-take from at least one customer, but not a peep from ...Read More »
A third of the 12 hours of continuing legal education required of lawyers each year must be in the form of “interactive” programs, according to rules adopted by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board last month. The change didn’t meet ...Read More »
A federal jury in Richmond has returned a $19.3 million intellectual property verdict for the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system. The verdict was based on a counterclaim by CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Limited, ...Read More »
The prohibition against in-person solicitation would apply to all matters, not just those involving personal injury cases, according to proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyer advertising and communications by lawyers with prospective clients. The Standing ...
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