Legislation to mandate insurance coverage for telemedicine services in Virginia won unanimous approval in the 2010 General Assembly. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law the measure that bars private health insurers from excluding coverage for long-distance health care. The legislation ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2010
A husband who voluntarily paid a $3 million equitable distribution award and $72,000 of wife’s attorney’s fees has forfeited his right to challenge the court-ordered payments on appeal, the Court of Appeals said yesterday. But the husband got a consolation ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear Montgomery County’s appeal of a circuit court decision allowing public funding for a Norfolk Southern rail yard project. County supervisors are fighting the proposed freight yard near Elliston by attacking the ...
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A trial judge who cut the contingency fee in a personal injury case from $6 million to $600,000 committed error, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The plaintiff, who was struck by an alleged drunken driver, was ...Read More »
A former Arizona lawyer who tried to claim his 51-acre Virginia property as his law office has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Kevin Witasick was found guilty on a variety of tax charges in February 2009. He was ...Read More »
Marina Liacouras Philips, a partner in the Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles, was recently appointed to the Department of Environmental Quality’s Offshore Wind Regulatory Advisory Panel. Phillips practices in the areas of environmental law, real estate, and mergers and ...Read More »
A widow’s 12-count bill of complaint filed in 2002 and her 2004 motion for judgment alleging conversion and seeking $2.1 million from her husband’s estate, challenging what she called the “will from hell,” triggered the will’s no-contest provision, and a ...Read More »
A former executive with Arrowpoint, a Virginia IT government contractor, can sue Arrowpoint, a related company Arrowpoint International and Arrowpoint’s president and CEO Chrystle Small for fraud arising from the exec’s agreement to sell his interest in Arrowpoint back to ...Read More »
Although the standard of proof is a little murky, a man’s suspicion that he wasn’t being hired because he had been arrested – but acquitted – of attempted malicious wounding of an officer is not a “manifest injustice” that requires ...Read More »