Northern Virginia lawyers and legislators are pushing for more representatives from their region on the committee that will oversee a study of how judges should be allocated in Virginia. The Fairfax Bar Association and 31 General Assembly members have sent ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Many of the opinions we get at this newspaper involve a fight over who is liable for some harm or whether some statute has been violated, and who is responsible and must pay money damages. Some opinions are in a ...Read More »
A divided 4th Circuit panel has upheld a $1.7 million malicious prosecution award to a night dock supervisor accused of stealing computers from a loading dock of a Colonial Heights shipping company. The award from a jury in Richmond federal ...
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Can you count on people to do the right thing when no one’s looking? Not necessarily, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this week, a 4th Circuit panel vacated an Army Corps of Engineers permit that ...Read More »
Even something so seemingly innocuous as a business card can present ethical issues for attorneys. For example, although the commonwealth of Virginia doesn’t specifically reference business cards in the Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers have been cited for inappropriate use ...
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Virginia Beach lawyer Kevin Martingayle – a candidate for Virginia State Bar president-elect – has announced he and partner William Bischoff are launching their own firm at the end of the month. Bischoff, Martingayle is set to debut July 2, ...Read More »
Circuit Judge William Alexander has denied the state’s motion to overturn jury verdicts in favor of families of students killed in the Virginia Tech shootings, but he reduced the two $4-million awards to just $100,000 each under the Virginia Tort ...Read More »
A defendant charged with production and possession of child pornography should have been allowed to withdraw her no-contest pleas after defendant obtained evidence the photographer who took nude photos of her 17-year-old daughter added contract language about taking nude photographs ...Read More »