Tortfeasor. I never had heard that word until September 1982, when it cropped up in my first-semester Torts class. The guy who commits a civil wrong isn’t a wrongdoer, or a miscreant, or even a bad guy. He is a ...Read More »
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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 »
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 »