Employers could be required to provide language translators when necessary for injured workers to receive needed medical care under a recent opinion from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. In an issue of apparent first impression, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ...Read More »
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A Norfolk state court judge hearing 65 Chinese drywall lawsuits has rejected motions to disqualify the plaintiffs’ lawyer and move some of the cases to other courts. Norfolk lawyer Richard Serpe can continue to represent both class action plaintiffs and ...
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A debate among judges about the use of written statements for appeals may have an answer in a new Supreme Court of Virginia decision emphasizing the responsibility of trial judges to ensure a proper appellate record. The unanimous court pointedly ...Read More »
Virginia doctors and hospitals are backing legislation in the 2010 General Assembly to encourage a “disclosure/early offer” pilot project aimed at averting medical malpractice litigation. House Bill 306, offered by the Joint Commission on Health Care, would authorize the state ...Read More »
Clients and others left hanging by the large-scale fraud of disbarred Woodbridge lawyer Stephen T. Conrad had to settle for scraps as claims were paid by the receivership for Conrad’s practice and by the Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund. ...Read More »
Despite warnings about e-mail scams targeting lawyers, the Internet thieves appear to be busier than ever. Based on the recent experiences of two Virginia lawyers, the scammers may be operating out of Canada using a highly polished confidence game. One ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser dissented today as the court agreed to additions to the Virginia State Bar’s governance aimed at promoting diversity. The amendments to the court’s rules give the chair of the VSB’s new diversity conference ...
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