HOT SPRINGS—Lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court of Virginia only get 15 minutes of oral argument. So make sure your best and most persuasive arguments are clearly laid out in your briefs, said Justice William C. Mims. Mims celebrated exactly ...Read More »
Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Roush and Abingdon lawyer Mary Lynn Tate provided a “Tort Law Update” on recent cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association convention on April 2. In particular, they commended the ...
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Did you hear the one about the allegedly drunken judge arrested on his way to a toga party? Actually, he was arrested wearing a bedsheet. And he was at a judicial conference, so it’s unlikely there was a toga party ...Read More »
John Doe got sued this week. He must screw up a lot, because he’s always getting sued. Actually, whenever a lawyer needs to file a claim and isn’t sure quite whom to tag, she’ll file a suit against John Doe, ...Read More »
If you’ve ever been trapped in a deposition from hell, you have company. Here’s the tale of some lawyers who take up 10 pages of a transcript trying to define “photocopy.” Really. It’s a public records case from Ohio, reported ...Read More »
A woman involved in a lawsuit prepared to meet with her lawyer and scribbled handwritten notes on a document. She and her husband met with the lawyer and and she left the documents behind. When documents were produced to the ...Read More »