A union member who alleged she was fired in retaliation for reporting to the regional union that she had seen the union local’s president and vice president viewing pornography on a union computer does not have a claim for violation ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: March 2013
An engineer for a government contractor that produces explosive devices does not qualify for protection under the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision for his termination after he reported alleged fraudulent conduct to the government, as his allegations about quality control ...Read More »
The 4th Circuit reverses a Maryland federal court’s injunction against enforcement of a state statute that conditions the right to carry a handgun in public on having a “good and substantial reason” to do so; because we disagree with the ...Read More »
Lawyers get paid to parse arcane rules and to figure out how they apply to a particular fact pattern. Real estate practice has some rules that are so colorful, they get their own names. Anyone remember The Rule in Shelley’s ...Read More »
In this bankruptcy proceeding by debtor homeowners’ association, the bankruptcy court erred in allowing proofs of claim filed by HOA members who say they suffered damages when they reasonably relied on false representations about allocation of parking spaces to townhomes ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s first-ever rule on voir dire in civil trials will provide more explicit guidance for lawyers and judges about what they can ask potential jurors. The new Rule echoes the current statute governing voir dire, emphasizing ...
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Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed a number of bills that were designed to make Virginia more business-friendly, including three advanced by the Medical Society of Virginia. The tort reform measures hammered out in early-session negotiations all have been signed into ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association honored the late Betty Thompson of Arlington with its Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her family at the group’s 2013 annual convention. The VTLA Board of Governors voted on Sept. 22 to honor Ms. Thompson, ...
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A police officer could stop defendant and warn him against texting while driving, even if the officer could only issue a citation for the conduct as a secondary offense; it was reasonable to stop defendant for swerving into the officer’s ...Read More »