The Supreme Court of Virginia is taking aim at the issue of whether a robber can be convicted of use of a firearm without evidence of a real gun. In March, the Court of Appeals overruled a 1995 decision holding ...Read More »
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Appellate lawyers familiar with the small green, yellow, and red argument timing lights used by appeals courts are confronted with a much different system when they make their cases to the Supreme Court of Virginia’s traveling writ panels. As lawyers ...
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Once upon a time, large law firms hired large groups of high-achieving second-year law students as summer associates. This group spent the summer bonding with each other, researching memos or writing briefs for different partners, lunching with partners and each ...
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A Fairfax County circuit judge has ordered both a lawyer and his real estate broker client to pay $272,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs, finding they pursued “vindictive” litigation all the way to trial without any possible chance of success. ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson promised a decision within 30 days on whether Virginia has standing to challenge the federal health care law. The judge heard about two hours of arguments today on the federal government’s motion to dismiss the ...Read More »
A slip-and-fall plaintiff who won a $3.1-million jury verdict against a Richmond hotel owner can collect only $500,000 under the ruling of a Richmond judge who refused to allow an increase in the damages demand. The jury award, which exceeded ...Read More »
Andrew Harding of Harrisonburg has been elected to the Virginia State Bar Council representing the 26th judicial circuit. He replaces George Shanks who now is VSB president-elect. Harding outpolled Carter Foulds of Winchester 101-77 in a special election. By Peter ...
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Virginia’s two U.S. Senators have recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski of Roanoke and federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk for two vacant federal district judgeships in Virginia. Urbanski has served as a magistrate judge in the Western ...Read More »