Disbarred Washington lawyer Howard Shmuckler, convicted of fraud after being accused of fleecing hundreds of homeowners facing foreclosure, has struck out with efforts to cut his prison sentence and restitution order. Shmuckler, who lived in Virginia Beach before admitting to ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Experts proffered by a drugstore employee suing an HVAC contractor were not allowed to testify that the employee’s injuries were caused by exposure to refrigerant gas used in store freezers, a federal appeals court has ruled. Deborah Zellars alleged that ...Read More »
Governor Bob McDonnell has appointed judges to fill three of six vacant circuit court positions that were not filled by the 2013 General Assembly. Thursday, McDonnell announced the appointments of Suffolk assistant commonwealth’s attorney Robert R. Sandwich Jr. in the ...Read More »
A Martinsville doctor whose behavior in a medical malpractice case cost him his defense and threatened his insurance coverage has resolved his legal troubles, his lawyer reports. Martinsville Circuit Judge Carter Greer granted summary judgment on liability against cardiologist Jack ...Read More »
Although decedent’s ex-wife had been a named beneficiary on an IRA he established in 2000, their 2005 property settlement agreement allowed assets to be transferred into each party’s separate IRA and husband later transferred his assets into a second and ...Read More »
HARRISONBURG (AP) — A judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against a Pennsylvania man accused of throwing away Virginia voter registration forms. Colin Small, 23, of Phoenixville, Pa., was charged in October 2012 with four misdemeanor counts of destroying voter registration forms, eight ...
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A proposed Virginia State Bar Legal Ethics Opinion has drawn fire from lawyers who work in juvenile and domestic relations courts. Under proposed LEO 1870, a child is considered to be “represented” by a guardian ad litem when lawyers try ...Read More »
(AP) A Richmond prosecutor has cleared Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of criminal wrongdoing for failing to promptly report thousands of dollars in personal gifts he had received years earlier, including a vacation and a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney ...
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Beer containers in the cab of a tractor-trailer could be kept out of evidence at a lawsuit that arose from a collision involving three commercial trucks and a Hyundai sedan, a federal appellate court has ruled. The beer containers were ...Read More »
Finding multiple procedural errors in this appeal, the Court of Appeals summarily affirms the commission’s termination of claimant’s temporary total disability benefits and denial of his requests for a change in treating physicians and assignment of a Spanish-speaking adjuster. Claimant ...Read More »