Collections lawyers are raising concerns about a proposed Legal Ethics Opinion discouraging the common practice of lawyers testifying under oath about debts owed to their clients. A Virginia State Bar committee is seeking public comment on the proposed advisory LEO ...Read More »
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The Franklin County Bar Association has taken the unusual step of endorsing the reappointment of a sitting judge . Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander was passed over when judicial reappointments were routinely approved by the General Assembly last month. ...
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The House of Delegates has narrowly passed legislation crafted to shield one corporation from liability for asbestos claims. The vote was 49-to-48 to pass HB 629 , introduced by Del. Terry Kilgore to protect Crown Cork & Seal of Philadelphia. ...Read More »
A Florida judge said he plans to slash a $300 million verdict against Philip Morris, calling the jury award to a former smoker "excessive" and "shocking." Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld indicated Friday that he would reduce the award, according ...
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A federal magistrate judge in Roanoke has approved the settlement of a consolidated consumer class action lawsuit against Bank of America for nearly $10 million. Consumer advocates had sued to force quicker credit disclosures by the bank to loan applicants. ...Read More »
Ruling that communications to others urging the death of a civil rights lawyer could not be considered a “true threat,” a Roanoke federal judge has dismissed one of the convictions of neo-Nazi William A. White. Three other convictions of threats ...Read More »