An Abingdon lawyer has accepted a public reprimand with terms from the Virginia State Bar, admitting his management oversights allowed a bookkeeper to embezzle more than $31,000 from his law firm. John E. Jessee told the VSB he accepted ownership ...Read More »
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Denounced by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the groundbreaking decision in Spear v. Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has found few friends in the Virginia judiciary. The latest judge to reject the “once-and-for-all ad damnum” rule of Spear is Franklin County Circuit Judge William ...Read More »
A Washington lawyer who took on special education cases in Virginia without a Virginia law license faces a felony charge for allegedly obtaining money by false pretenses along with a misdemeanor charge of practicing law without a license. Authorities expect ...
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Orange County Circuit Judge Daniel Bouton has refused to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at blocking a Walmart-based shopping center near a historic Civil War battlefield. In the 10-page opinion, available here, Bouton finds local citizens have standing to challenge the ...
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A disgruntled litigant who waged a seven-year public battle with the judge who ruled on his custody dispute has won reversal of his summary contempt conviction in an unpublished decision by the Virginia Court of Appeals. Fauquier County Circuit Judge ...
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Alexandria U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee is dismissing Rosetta Stone’s infringement lawsuit against Google, Inc. Lee has entered orders granting Google’s motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment, with his reasoning to come later in a written opinion. ...Read More »
A one-time Botetourt County restaurant owner used phony income documents to help score a $450,000 settlement for his alleged swimming pool knee injury, according to authorities. Now, the man may have to pay the money back. Eric Wooten pleaded guilty ...Read More »
In a split with earlier decisions, a Prince William County judge will allow a plaintiff to re-open a personal injury claim settled by a crooked lawyer who apparently pocketed the recovery. The decision by Circuit Judge William D. Hamblen turns ...Read More »