If Virginia judges are feeling a lack of love, maybe they should consider the plight of their judicial brethren in New York. Judges there haven’t had a pay raise in 12 years, according to an article in The New York ...Read More »
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The U.S. Sentencing Commission has given retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines for crimes involving crack cocaine. The action could make 12,000 federal offenders eligible to seek a reduction in their prison sentence. A ...
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A couple of family disputes are among the cases the Supreme Court of Virginia agreed to hear after its latest writ panel session. One, Russell Realty Associates v. C. Edward Russell Jr., Record No. 110380, might be in the category ...Read More »
A lawyer takes a phone call from a woman eager to tell him why she wants a divorce. Politeness outweighs any concern about a possible conflict. As the woman starts to tell him about an affair, he realizes to whom ...Read More »
Henrico County lawyer William O. Smith has surrendered his license to practice law rather than contest allegations that he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars from escrow accounts related to a title insurance agency. Smith is the owner-operator of the ...Read More »
Ahh, summer camp. Arts and crafts, bunk buddies and ghost stories around the campfire. Add to that the sound of a gavel, as a judge rules in a car crash case that involves teens texting and drinking and is, like, ...Read More »