Lawyers get paid to parse arcane rules and to figure out how they apply to a particular fact pattern. Real estate practice has some rules that are so colorful, they get their own names. Anyone remember The Rule in Shelley’s ...Read More »
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The Department of Homeland Security published a new form for verifying employment eligibility on March 8, and every business in America needs to pay attention. “This affects every U.S. employer,” said Christine Mehfoud, an immigration lawyer in Richmond. Form I-9 ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a disciplinary finding against a lawyer who fielded a 60-second phone call from the opposing party in a medical-malpractice case. Fairfax lawyer Heather Ellison Zaug took a phone call from a plaintiff, who ...Read More »
San Diego lawyer Erubey Lopez had a meeting scheduled with a criminal client last Tuesday. He arrived at the local jail, where the client was residing, turned over his cell phone per jail procedures and went to the waiting room ...Read More »
Warren Buffett bought the Richmond Times-Dispatch and several other local newspapers last year. His company, Berkshire Hathaway Media, just bought the third-largest paper in North Carolina, The News & Record in Greensboro. But in announcing the deal, the paper, well, ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG–The Virginia Law Foundation inducted 17 Virginia lawyers last night as its 2013 Class of Fellows. The VLF holds its induction dinner each year in connection with the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. Members of the Class of 2013 are: ...
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So who will be the first disc jockey to play today’s Song of the Day, in honor of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o? The song, of course, would be an oldie goldie from 1978: “Imaginary Lover” by Atlanta Rhythm Section. H/T ...Read More »
Legal ethics cases don’t make their way to the Supreme Court of Virginia all that often, but the high court had an unusual argument docket last week: It included three lawyer-discipline appeals. The court heard issues involving lawyer blogging and ...Read More »