“Summertime and the living is easy,” says the Gershwin song. For busy small firm and solo lawyers, however, taking time off for easy living is not always so easy. There are crowded court schedules, needy clients, and the worry about ...Read More »
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A new study shows a steady increase in the number of personal bankruptcies prompted by overwhelming medical bills. The report, published this month in The American Journal of Medicine, shows more than 62 percent of all bankruptcies in 2007 were ...Read More »
In a practice that seems counterintuitive, some plaintiffs’ lawyers are staying out of federal court by demanding far less money than they think their cases actually are worth. The technique has been used when a plaintiff’s lawyer needs to sue ...Read More »
Lawyer Ross Hart in Salem directs our attention to this tuneful YouTube video dedicated to those chained to the timesheet and taking calls from querulous clients. Hart notes that YouTube offers a number of law-related videos, including clips from memorable ...Read More »
The Associated Press has declared Creigh Deeds the winner of the Democratic primary to nominate the party’s candidate for governor. Deeds will square off against Republican Bob McDonnell in the November election. Deeds, a state senator from Bath County, defeated ...
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While mobile homes and the people who live in them often struggle for acceptability, manufactured housing remains a fertile source of work for lawyers in Virginia. The old image of the run-down “trailer” persists, according to a 2001 Virginia Tech ...Read More »