An Alexandria lawyer who mistakenly sought attorney’s fees in a collection case is safe from an accusation that he violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The “bona fide error defense” protected the lawyer from suit, even though the nursing ...Read More »
Having just paid the second highest ever annual total for claims, the Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund is considering changes that would allow even larger payments to victims of dishonest lawyers. In the fiscal year ending June 30, the ...Read More »
Displaced high school students who were barred from playing interscholastic sports at their new school get no relief from a federal appeals court. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Virginia High School League ...
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By Peter Vieth A Newport News judge agreed to drop heavy sanctions against a major railroad in a recent employee injury lawsuit after the railroad settled the worker’s claim. The case highlights conflicting public policy issues involved when litigants contend ...Read More »
A lawyer accused of unfair debt collection is protected by the “bona fide error defense,” even though he persisted in seeking attorney fees under an invalid contract, a federal appeals court panel has ruled. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...Read More »
If you’ve ever been isolated in a new job, wondering who to turn to for answers to simple questions as you learned the ropes, you can appreciate the plight of a rural judge who has just donned the robe. Miles ...Read More »
Longtime McGuireWoods leader Robert H. Patterson Jr. has died, sixty years after he become the ninth lawyer at a Richmond firm then called McGuire, Eggleston, Bocock & Wood. From humble beginnings – growing up on Church Hill as a son ...Read More »