Insurance companies have registered their opposition to the payee notification plan under consideration by a Virginia State Bar task force, but the chairman says the issue for the panel is “how” not “whether” a client protection statute will be proposed. ...Read More »
Responding to a scathing report from AAA Mid-Atlantic about Hopewell’s ticket-writing program, city leaders touted the safety benefits of the sheriff’s traffic unit at a Thursday city council meeting. Protecting lives, arresting felons and intercepting drug traffic are all advantages ...
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Tim O’Brien had a feeling things were not going well. It was getting late and he still had not heard from the judge. The freelance legal reporter had flown to the Hampton Roads area to research court documents for a ...Read More »
ROANOKE – Lawyers who ignore the General Assembly should not complain about the new batch of tough-on-crime laws limiting judges’ discretion and creating backlogs in traffic court. That’s one legislator’s reaction to complaints from courthouse lawyers about the 2012 General ...Read More »
The budget compromise hammered out last week by House and Senate conferees includes money for filling 23 trial court judgeships, according to a knowledgeable source. The plan would unfreeze 10 circuit court positions, six general district court slots, and seven ...
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With 12 hours of continuing legal education from leaders of the bar, the court and the legislature, good advice was in plentiful supply at the annual convention of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association at The Greenbrier last month. Some samples: ...Read More »
Gathering news every day for Virginia lawyers, it’s tempting to take a look over the fence at what our neighbors are up to in their legal endeavors. It’s surprising, sometimes, what you see next door. Take, for instance, the details ...Read More »
The state’s share of a personal injury settlement with expenses paid by Medicaid must be based on evidence of those medical expenses and not on a commonly used one-third allocation, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The ...Read More »