The news last week that the government will kick Andrew Jackson off the 20-dollar bill and replace him with Harriet Tubman was big. Changing personnel on the nation’s currency doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unprecedented. Jackson has been on ...Read More »
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The Virginia Court of Appeals has reversed, apparently for the first time, a spousal support award that was based on the “manifest injustice” exception in the Virginia Code. Virginia Code §20- 17.1(B) permits a trial judge to award spousal support ...Read More »
Commissioner R. Ferrell Newman of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has been inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. The group held its annual meeting in New Orleans last month. The college honors attorneys who have ...
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A Pennsylvania woman spent nearly 10 years posing as a lawyer in a rural Pennsylvania county, handling estates work, despite the fact she never went to law school. She was a partner at a law firm, making a $100,000 buy-in ...Read More »
Retail stores in two separate cases in federal court, one in Richmond and the other in Norfolk, have failed in their efforts to keep personal injury claims against them in federal court. It’s textbook civil procedure that to sue in ...Read More »
What does the Supreme Court of Virginia want lawyers to be doing about technology and office data security? Look to the fine print of a new comment to a court rule for guidance. The court recently adopted amendments to the ...Read More »