Senior U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser was regaled by colleagues and friends Monday as he received the Roger L. Groot Professionalism Award from the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court in Salem. Kiser, a former Martinsville lawyer, was appointed ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Virginia’s request for fast track consideration of the state’s challenge to the federal health care program. No opinion or dissents accompanied the brief announcement Monday that the “petition for a writ of certiorari before ...
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U.S. District Judge James Jones minced no words denying lawyer John Flannery’s claim that the judge had secret meetings with prosecutors in the Paul Thomson cocaine case. “Mr. Flannery’s assertion is outrageously false and unfounded,” Jones wrote in an order ...Read More »
A contractor who was locked up and falsely portrayed as potential child molester gets to try his defamation case against the police officer who had him arrested. Michael Lewis was working in a Prince George County neighborhood when a 10-year-old ...Read More »
On April 21, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of a law firm’s complaint that U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly – as then-chair of the Fairfax supervisors – torpedoed the firm’s longstanding relationship with the county housing authority. Connolly (D, VA-11) had publicly argued ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has revived a $9-million lawsuit against the city of Lexington for the 2006 drowning of a 16-year-old boy. The lawsuit claimed the city failed to warn about dangerous water currents below a dam in a ...Read More »
A Newport News federal judge is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to take up a critical issue in litigation over destructive Chinese drywall: Whether liability insurance policies provide coverage for drywall damage claims or whether the policies’ “pollution exclusions” ...Read More »