© 2012, Virginia Lawyers Weekly Retired Hopewell General District Judge Kenneth W. Nye has stepped aside from hearing cases temporarily, according to his lawyer. Commonwealth’s Attorney Richard K. Newman wrote Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser a letter dated April 13, ...Read More »
The Supreme Court will consider a $4-million summary judgment in a personal injury case based on the defendant’s acknowledgement of a debt on a bankruptcy form. When Jerrene Yeoman filed for bankruptcy, her lawyer sought to include a pending personal ...Read More »
A retired military intelligence officer was entitled to his $5-million retention bonus, even though his employer tried to claim he violated company rules by having a gun and ammunition in a locked drawer. The case involved the grandson of World ...Read More »
The House of Delegates Wednesday squelched a legislative effort to help injured workers who cannot recall the circumstances of their accident. The House rejected a proposal by Gov. Bob McDonnell to clarify that a presumption in favor of coverage applies ...
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By Peter Vieth Virginia courts have been spared more than $10 million in continued spending cuts under the General Assembly’s compromise two-year budget. The House of Delegates earlier this year approved a spending plan calling for $5.3 million in across ...
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The state budget approved last week by the General Assembly would pay for judgeships in the commonwealth’s busiest courts, with one exception. The spending plan hammered out by the House-Senate conference committee includes money for filling a vacant general district ...Read More »
Two members of the General Assembly took care of their own when deciding which jurisdictions in Virginia would get judges in budget conference negotiations. House and Senate budget conferees last week decided to unfreeze 23 judgeships across the state and ...Read More »
The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...Read More »
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 »