A circuit court clerk’s refusal to provide her Social Security number to state tax officials has put a crimp in a state program designed to recover money for unpaid court debts from state tax refunds. Since 2006, the standoff between ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Lawyers for the commonwealth and the federal government took two different views of the so-called individual mandate in argument today over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, perhaps better known as Obamacare. Virginia Solicitor General E. ...
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Decedent and his twin sister were born healthy at 27 weeks gestation. Decedent was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Six days after birth, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted into the right axilla and used to ...Read More »
On Sept. 24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Herndon lawyer Gerald Manly Bowen’s license to practice law for violating professional rules that govern fairness to opposing party and counsel, unauthorized practice of law, failing to respond to a ...Read More »
Virginia’s general fund revenues continued a slow climb in September from the deepest, longest slump in decades. Total tax revenues that support core government services such as schools, health care and public safety increased 4.1 percent in September over the ...Read More »
A judge has rejected a former Richmond city councilman’s bid to require a state official to explore the boundaries of a slave burial ground under a Virginia Commonwealth University parking lot. Richmond Circuit Judge Clarence Jenkins Jr. dismissed Sa’ad El-Amin’s ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE—The Virginia State Bar Council has voted to ask the General Assembly to make it easier to prosecute criminal violations of the state law barring the unauthorized practice of law. The proposal would increase the statute of limitations for the ...Read More »
Plaintiff went to defendant hospital’s emergency department with complaint of acute onset of chest pain or discomfort. The parties disagreed as to her presenting symptoms. Plaintiff alleged negligent delay in diagnosing the myocardial infarction that she was having and in ...
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This case arose out of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Temple Avenue in Prince George County on Aug. 3, 2007. The road has four lanes and a grass median. The plaintiff, Teresa McKay, was driving her Nissan Sentra ...Read More »
Discovery in criminal cases is a hot issue. In some localities, defense lawyers complain of secretive police policies and uncooperative prosecutors. In other jurisdictions, however, commonwealth’s attorneys announce “open file” policies, and defense lawyers generally agree those procedures work well. ...Read More »