A plaintiff who worked in computer support for defendant Richmond Behavioral Health Authority from 2001 to 2005, was terminated and rehired in a similar position in human resources, then laid off, and who filed his first EEOC charge in 2006, ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Beneficiaries of a family trust and will may sue decedent’s stepdaughter, their aunt and the executrix of the estate and holder of a durable power of attorney granted by decedent, for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, for ...Read More »
A farmhand who fell when he was grabbed from behind by a co-worker cannot collect workers’ compensation for a knee injury, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled Sept. 1. The deputy commissioner awarded benefits to Brandon Phipps, 22, who worked ...Read More »
A guarantor on a restaurant’s lease is liable only for the value of two years’ rent, not for remodeling costs, late payments or advertising for a new tenant, because the lease’s ambiguity in the term “rent” is construed against the ...Read More »
A Charlottesville judge cut a husband’s wrongful death verdict by two thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial that produced a record overall jury award. A 32-page order from ...Read More »
The pace of practice has quickened, client relationships may be more transient and civility ebbs and flows in the big city. Small-town general practitioners probably lose the most profitable local cases to competitors with flashy advertising, and business clients view ...Read More »
When Virginia Lawyers Weekly first came off the presses in 1986, a typical law office scene might have looked something like this: Legal secretaries clanged away at typewriters, polishing up their attorney’s dictated notes. Paralegals impatiently awaited their turn at ...
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Twenty-five years. Thousands of news stories. Since 1986, Virginia Lawyers Weekly has covered lawyers, judges and law practice across the commonwealth. Each reader might have an idea of what the most important stories were. Below is a 25-year compendium of ...Read More »
The Bank of America is asking a federal judge to block Donald Trump’s claimed right-of-first-refusal to buy the embattled Albemarle House mansion near Charlottesville. Trump owns the front yard and other nearby properties formerly controlled by heiress Patricia Kluge, who ...
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