Quantcast
Home / 2012 / October

Monthly Archives: October 2012

Appeals court hears former Virginia lawmaker’s case (access required)

A federal appeals court is considering whether emails between a former Virginia lawmaker and his wife should have been allowed as evidence in his bribery and extortion trial. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard ...

Read More »

Increased Damages OK, New Defendants Barred (access required)

A nonsuited personal injury suit refiled as a wrongful death suit with additional defendants and an increased ad damnum may seek additional damages, but the claims against the additional defendants are time-barred, the Norfolk Circuit Court says. Defendants raise two ...

Read More »

High court hears record wrongful death appeal (access required)

A man should not keep a jury award for his wife’s death when he and his lawyer conspired to remove photos from his Facebook page and then lied about it to the court, a defense lawyer told the Supreme Court ...

Read More »

Here’s to this year’s New Lawyers!

Virginia Lawyers Weekly salutes the 1,136 new lawyers who passed the July 2012 Virginia Bar Exam. They were sworn in yesterday in a ceremony in Richmond. Our new lawyer coverage features: The complete list of successful candidates A breakdown of ...

Read More »

Get off on the right foot (access required)

Editor’s Note: Barbara Rabinovitz, a former reporter at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a sister paper of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, interviewed veteran prosecutor Christina E. Miller of Boston, seeking her advice to newly admitted bar passers. Miller’s comments appear below. Informing colleagues ...

Read More »

The VLW Quick 10: New Lawyer Law Firms (access required)

The latest group of new lawyers to take and pass the Virginia Bar Exam has been announced. We salute them for this accomplishment – you can find the complete listing of our newest brothers and sisters at the bar on ...

Read More »

Plaintiffs claim road workers waved driver through red light – $2,800,000 Settlement; $125,000 Settlement; $100,000 Settlement

The plaintiffs were traveling through an intersection near Williamsburg when the Defendant 1 ran a red light and collided with the plaintiffs’ vehicle. At the time of the accident, Defendant 2 was involved in performing commercial activity at the intersection. ...

Read More »