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 »
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Lawyers who practice in the Richmond federal courts are getting comfortable with the advanced courtroom technology now available in the new federal courthouse. The document cameras and video screens already are familiar tools to practitioners in many other federal courts ...Read More »
While traumatic brain injury cases have been responsible for some of Virginia’s largest verdicts in recent years, a just-ended TBI case in Norfolk federal court brought several defense victories, including limits on testimony from familiar expert witnesses for plaintiffs. The ...Read More »
A driver who injured a pedestrian had a minimum-limits insurance policy with $25,000 in coverage. He was covered by his dad’s umbrella policy, but it could not be tapped unless there was a claim worth more than $250,000. The pedestrian ...Read More »
The embattled Peanut Corp. of America has filed for bankruptcy in the Western District of Virginia. The Lynchburg-headquartered company is facing a federal criminal investigation and an expected flood of lawsuits over peanut products allegedly tainted with salmonella bacteria. PCA’s ...
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