If you heard that a lawyer prepared a document and used cut-and-paste to include opposing counsel’s signature (without her permission), then submitted it to the court, what do you think the bar sanction should be? A tut-tut and an admonition ...Read More »
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Arenda L. Wright Allen took the oath of office as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District on Oct. 27. She becomes the first African-American woman to sit on the federal bench in Virginia. She had been an assistant ...Read More »
You might have missed this item last week. But the Justice Department has proposed new regulations to interpret the Freedom of Information Act that are logic-bending. In cases involving national security or law enforcement, some agencies now are allowed to ...
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A Fairfax lawyer has been hit with a malpractice verdict in a claim brought by a divorce client who argued he convinced her to take an unfavorable settlement. And in the same case, her brother-in-law won a fraud verdict, including ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG—Richmond lawyer Lisa Frisina Clement became president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys today at the group’s annual meeting at the Kingsmill Resort. The VADA was founded in 1968; Clement is the first woman to lead the defense bar. ...
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Civil war aficionados here in Virginia have been angry at the state of Minnesota for years, because officials at the Minnesota Historical Society have refused to return a Virginia battle flag that was taken at the Battle of Gettysburg. This ...Read More »