The Supreme Court of Virginia has a cadre of three senior justices that it calls on to augment its ranks when a justice cannot sit for some reason. As a result, it’s rare for less than seven jurists to hear ...Read More »
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Appellate advocates Steve Emmert and Bill Hurd each emphasized the grand principle that supported his argument – the First Amendment right to petition government to redress grievances for Emmert and the sanctity of the democratic process for Hurd. If only ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Council will have more of a say over the regulations governing mandatory continuing legal education according to a rule change adopted by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Under the changes, the council could reject amendments or ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia will review a noncompete agreement in which the language in dispute limited application of the restriction to Fairfax County but barred the employee from competing “directly or indirectly or concern himself/herself in any manner whatsoever” ...Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed today an 11-member bipartisan advisory commission on redistricting that includes a retired state judge and at least five attorneys, one of them a former federal district judge. The panel will have an equal number of Republicans ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s survey of the “Largest Jury Verdicts of 2010” found 22 seven-figure awards last year. Sixteen of this year’s cases had a personal injury component, including seven medical malpractice verdicts. Three of the four largest verdicts involved business ...
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Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...
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A Portsmouth jury has awarded $25 million to a merchant seaman who said the shipping company he worked for fired him rather than responding properly to his allegation that he had been sexually assaulted by South Korean policemen. The complaint ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed yesterday the two-year suspension of the license of Alexandria lawyer Dale E. Duncan despite an embarrassing oversight by the Virginia State Bar. A three-judge panel concluded that Duncan had violated Rules of Professional Conduct ...Read More »