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Judicial nominee Dillon appears before senators

Salem lawyer Elizabeth K. Dillon had no apparent opposition for a Western District federal judgeship as she sailed through a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Committee chair Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, asked no questions of Dillon and ...

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Arlington lawyer, wife, said injured in attack

Fairfax County police have charged husband-and-wife attorneys with a Sunday evening attack on another couple at the victims’ McLean home. One of the victims is Arlington attorney Leo S. Fisher, according to a source close to the investigation. Fisher is ...

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Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue (access required)

Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/09/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed itself and restored a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict, revealing disagreement among the justices on two tort law issues. In an Oct. 31 opinion, two justices switched sides on the question of a ...

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Va. bill would decriminalize marijuana

State Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, has introduced legislation to decriminalize simple marijuana possession in Virginia. Ebbin’s Senate Bill 686 would decriminalize marijuana possession and eliminate the 30-day jail sentence and the current $500 criminal fine. A violator would be ...

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