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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lawyer’s letters enough for bigger fee

Good lawyers know sometimes it only takes the right letter to the right person to win a client’s case. The Workers’ Compensation Commission recognized as much last week when it boosted the attorney’s fee for a claimant’s lawyer. Richmond lawyer ...

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Headline of the day

The News & Observer down in Raleigh had this headline a few days ago: Chapel Hill house where 15 lived badly damaged by fire If only the 15 had lived better… H/T to James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal ...

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Who gets the Facebook friends?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s an item that presents a novel twist for divorce lawyers. There have been plenty of cases in which a parting couple decide who gets pets or unique property. And social media has become ...

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Novak tapped as U.S. Magistrate Judge

A longtime veteran prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office has been named a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. The judges of the U.S. District Court appointed David J. Novak to the position, effective Feb. 1, 2012. ...

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Man claims he was sucker punched by officer

A Sterling man claims a police video shows a Loudoun County officer knocking him unconscious from behind as he stood with his hands in the air. The alleged 2009 assault occurred as the former deputy sheriff responded to a report ...

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Frontiers of legal marketing: Law firm has a pitch to woo brides (access required)

BALTIMORE– Gorgeous gowns, amazing cakes, fabulous florists, luxury limousines: Bridal show vendors typically are focused on making a couple’s wedding day fantasies a reality-show dream come true. At one booth at a recent bridal show in Baltimore, the fantasy took ...

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Top verdicts, insurance disputes on argument docket (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has set its oral argument docket for the week of Feb. 27, including its rehearing of its Sept. 16 decision in AES Corp. v. Steadfast Ins. Co., which features an insurance claim based on global ...

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