Law schools have taken a lot of hits lately. Students and alumni have criticized educational institutions for a failure to respond to the changing legal marketplace, rising tuition and a lack of practical preparation for students turned new lawyers. The ...Read More »
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A whistleblower seeking protection under the anti-retaliation provision of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act won $950,000 in what is believed to be the first trial under the statute in the state. After reporting intentional or fraudulent actions by employees at Midlothian-based ...Read More »
Distracted drivers – talking, texting, e-mailing, or playing “Words with Friends” – are increasingly causing serious accidents and finding themselves targets for lawsuits. Jay Tronfeld of Richmond said his firm sees cases “all the time,” particularly involving younger, texting drivers. ...Read More »
In a suit alleging tortious interference and breach of contract by a former employee and his new employer, the lawyers reached a $1.8 million settlement before discovery even changed hands. IT product solutions reseller Govplace charged a former salesperson with secretly reaching a new employment agreement with competitor Universal Understanding and then diverting sales opportunities while still employed at Govplace, costing the company millions of dollars.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, has same-sex marriage advocates cheering and opponents re-grouping. Estate planning attorneys, meanwhile, are left scratching their heads. Despite the momentous ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s continuing love affair with arbitration has yielded two recent decisions that will have a significant impact on consumer and employment cases, limiting class actions. In Oxford Health v. Sutter, the unanimous court said that where parties ...Read More »