Quantcast

Author Archives: John Tuerck

Raising your firm’s profile through proactive PR (access required)

PR2

As lawyers and law firms vie for clients in a competitive market, they have a compelling interest in raising their public profile to distinguish themselves from their peers. A targeted media relations campaign is an effective way to achieve that ...

Read More »

E.D. Seeks Input On Changes To Local Rules (access required)

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is seeking input on a host of proposed changes to the court’s Local Rules of Practice. Significantly, the rules would be divided into one set for civil matters and another ...

Read More »

Contract Suit Dismissed Over Defect In Signature (access required)

A contract case should be thrown out because the plaintiff company’s officer signed the agreement in his individual capacity rather than his corporate capacity, a Roanoke City circuit judge has ruled. The officer signed the contract for building services under ...

Read More »

Lawyer Is Stymied In Dispute With JIRC (access required)

A Virginia Beach defense lawyer who last year had a run-in with a Norfolk judge now is butting heads with the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission. And in this fight, the commission is leading on points. The lawyer, Allan D. ...

Read More »

Alexandria Lawyer Hit With $15,000 Sanction (access required)

Finding that an Alexandria lawyer behaved in “an utterly unprofessional and demeaning manner,” a Fairfax Circuit judge ordered the lawyer to pay $15,000 in sanctions. The lawyer, John W. Toothman, was representing himself and two neighbors in a land dispute ...

Read More »

Hold your fire: Use sanctions sparingly (access required)

IRVINGTON — Opposing counsel has really done it this time. He’s slow to respond to discovery requests, he browbeats your client during discovery, and he objects to every other question you ask at trial. And now, he’s insulted you personally ...

Read More »

Henrico Adds Docket To Reduce Wait-Time (access required)

Henrico County officials are taking up Virginia’s Chief Justice on his suggestion that courts should reduce waiting time for criminal defendants. On Feb. 1, 2004, the county’s general district court will add a third docket at 1 p.m. for traffic ...

Read More »

Divorce Decree No Bar To Wife's Assault Suit (access required)

Even though a divorce decree had been entered, a woman can press forward with a civil lawsuit for assault and battery allegedly committed by her former husband during their marriage, a Rockingham County circuit judge has ruled in a case ...

Read More »

Drunken Driver's Mother Named In Negligence Suit (access required)

The mother of a man who killed a 16-year-old boy while driving drunk is a defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the boy’s family. The boy was a passenger in a Honda Civic driven by his brother on ...

Read More »

Bell Tolls For CLE Slackers (access required)

More than one out of every seven lawyers in Virginia failed to meet the Oct. 31 deadline for completing the annual continuing legal education requirement. And that’s an improvement, according to a bar official. Of the roughly 23,000 active attorneys ...

Read More »