The Virginia State Bar is proposing to expand its disapproval of lawyer-legislators getting into business with lobbyists. The VSB is asking for comment on a proposed legal ethics opinion that would advise against any state lobbying by a consulting firm ...Read More »
The Virginia attorney general has some advice for local governments trying to keep a lid on critical public comments: Don’t overreach. The AG says rules that limit criticism of individuals go too far. Across Virginia, tempers often flare at meetings ...
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The chief of vascular surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital lied in medical records to cover up the fact that he operated on the wrong leg of his patient, according to a lawsuit filed this month. The startling allegations are contained ...Read More »
A judge who discovered that a letter of praise from the defendant’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor was bogus could not undo a lenient sentence for the defendant, who was convicted of stealing federal disability benefits. On April 12, an appeals court ...Read More »
A lawyer who hired another lawyer when questions were raised about his handling of a decedent’s estate will have to cover some of the legal fees from his own pocket. A Charlottesville circuit judge this month disallowed payment from the ...Read More »
An incapacitated medical malpractice plaintiff whose parents had been appointed as co-guardians lost her chance to sue her doctor because her suit was filed in her name and not that of the guardians. The April 14 ruling by the Supreme ...Read More »
The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys has honored two assistant prosecutors for their work. Loudoun County Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gigi Lawless is the 2016 recipient of the Virginia S. Duvall Distinguished Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Prosecutor Award. ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia will consider whether a federal law designed to protect civilian jobs for part-time military service members applies to state employees. The court has agreed to review the decision by a Chesterfield County judge who denied ...Read More »
The family of a man killed in 2010 when he was crushed between two lift trucks at his Lynchburg workplace won a $4.2 million award from a Roanoke jury last month. The verdict came against NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. ...Read More »
Superlatives are easy to find when asking about the contributions of Jack L. Harris to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. “Stellar.” “Legend.” “A perfect fit for the job.” The accolades flow when you ask colleagues and co-workers about Harris and ...
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