Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, “You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake.” Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before. If you recognize those words ...Read More »
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Los Angeles-based business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is red-faced over its apparent disclosure of a confidential settlement amount in a firm brochure trumpeting its successes. The inadvertant disclosure is particularly ironic because the firm went to ...
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Plaintiffs’ lawyers hope that a recent ruling will help turn the tide against a series of decisions that has hampered their efforts to win punitive damages from drunken drivers. The Jan. 13 ruling by Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Frederick G. ...Read More »
An effort to speed up settlement of underinsured motorist claims died last week in the House Courts of Justice Committee. A bill before the 2009 Assembly would have set up a mechanism to resolve cases in which a primary insurer ...Read More »
SALEM—The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, the group that oversees public defenders and court-appointed attorneys in Virginia, has standards of practice that lawyers must follow. The commission has a complaint system in place, allowing a client unhappy with his representation to ...Read More »
Gov. Kaine and legislative leaders are announcing what they call a “landmark agreement” to pass a statewide smoking ban in Virginia’s bars and restaurants. The only exceptions, they say, are for private clubs and restaurants with independently-ventilated smoking rooms. The ...Read More »