John Conway “Jack” Gould, a personal injury lawyer and a former city attorney and commonwealth’s attorney in Hopewell, died Sept. 23 at his home from cancer. He was 57. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: October 2010
The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics of the Virginia State Bar finally has a formal position on the troublesome issue of using undisclosed recordings to investigate and develop a case. The committee adopted Legal Ethics Opinion 1802, which shifts the ...Read More »
In late 2008, VLW reported that legal aid lawyers were organizing to fend off foreclosures. With one in every 608 Virginia households hit with a foreclosure filing in August, there’s plenty of work for private practitioners too. Fighting a foreclosure ...Read More »
For years, lawyers have used time and money savings to sell their clients on alternative dispute resolution. The private marketplace affords a variety of vendors, who offer different approaches to dispute resolution, at different price points. Alongside these private services, ...
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The story of a Virginia circuit court clerk who provides no online access to electronic land records highlights tensions between the drive to automate courthouse research and concerns about public access to personal information in those records. Charlotte County Circuit ...Read More »
Richmond lawyer Henry McLaughlin has a series of cases pending in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that raise issues under the Truth in Lending Act: • Stuart v. LaSalle Bank N.A., No. 10-1446. Appeal docketed 4/20/10; trial court ...Read More »
Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, suffered a comminuted left femur fracture while rollerblading on Nov. 25, 2006. The defendant applied external fixation (a kind of mobile traction device) and set the fracture in varus (outward bowing) somewhere between 12 degrees and ...Read More »
The families of two men killed by a tractor-trailer in February in Wythe County have settled their wrongful death lawsuits against the driver and the rig’s owner for $1.37 million. According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, ...Read More »
In this action, plaintiff, an infant, alleged that the defendant breached her duties as a physician by negligently harming him during the course of his delivery. The plaintiff alleged specifically that the defendant inappropriately ordered and administered Pitocin during active ...
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