A wrongful death suit filed by a family member who had not yet qualified as a personal representative of the decedent is a nullity and cannot be nonsuited, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. Because the wrongful death statute requires ...Read More »
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George Mason University law students have won the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in the National Rounds of the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, according to the school’s announcement. The moot team shut out the competition 7-0. ...
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As reported at SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of a West Virginia man under a federal law that bans firearm possession for people convicted of domestic violence. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that ...Read More »
Law firm associates can plan on the same household budgets this year – Virginia law firms are holding the line on associate salaries, according to law school placement officials. The trend is nationwide. More than a dozen firms have said ...Read More »
ROANOKE—Each of the three lawyers vying for the GOP nomination for attorney general hopes to persuade fellow Republicans he can be the most electable while remaining the most conservative. The terms of the contest emerged as Ken Cuccinelli, John Brownlee ...Read More »
Former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon E. Hannett Jr. has agreed to pay $3,500 and to perform 100 hours of community service to avoid trial on charges of stealing the hard drives from computers in the prosecutor’s office. The charges ...Read More »