HOT SPRINGS–Defense lawyers take divergent views on whether to divulge a defendant’s lack of cooperation to facilitate a settlement. Under established principles, a lawyer defending a civil claim cannot jeopardize his client’s coverage by telling his insurance adjuster that the ...Read More »
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Virginia state lawyers have asked a New York judge to vacate his default judgment against the commonwealth and James Madison University in a lawsuit over JMU’s hiring of a new head basketball coach. New York’s Marist College sued former coach ...Read More »
Updated 10/14/10 10:55 a.m. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has joined the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to investigate paperwork errors that have led banks and processing firms to suspend foreclosures across the country. ...Read More »
A lawyer’s dogged efforts to find evidence linking Bank of America employees to shady Carolina land sales may have landed him in trouble with a federal judge, but the evidence he uncovered has breathed new life into claims against the ...Read More »
Bank of America has suspended foreclosure sales nationwide pending a review of foreclosure documents in all 50 states, an action that may be triggering foreclosure holds with other institutions. Spokesman Richard G. Simon with the Charlotte-based bank on Friday told ...
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An Alexandria federal judge has awarded more than $1 million in attorneys’ fees in a long-running contract case involving allegations of partner work hoarding, redundant work and red carpet treatment for the plaintiff’s witnesses. U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris ...Read More »
Del. Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, wants to undo a Virginia Supreme Court decision barring state and local government workers from some protections of the state whistleblower law. Janis has prefiled legislation for the 2011 General Assembly to provide relief for ...
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When Virginia courthouses fall into disrepair, judges often find themselves in a tense public struggle with local elected officials over what needs to be done and how to pay for it. The process can erupt into bitter legal fights pitting ...Read More »
Former Grundy lawyer David Cecil pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in connection with his handling of the estate of a Buchanan County physician. The government says Cecil stole more than $175,000 ...Read More »