The General Assembly has moved to increase the threshold for medical malpractice payments that trigger an automatic physician competency assessment. The legislation also would exempt doctors who no longer have an active practice. A Virginia statute requires regulators to investigate ...Read More »
ROANOKE—Virginia Supreme Court Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr., who retired Jan. 31, says lawyers should be on the lookout for what he sees as the court’s increasingly technical scrutiny of appeals. Koontz said he has observed the court become gradually ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has brought an end to a tangled case that began with a costly mistake on a mortgage loan. The error that provided unexpectedly favorable loan terms for a Chesterfield County couple sparked legal disputes that ...Read More »
A trial judge has ordered – and an insurance company has paid – interest on a tort judgment in excess of the insurer’s policy limits, a Loudoun County lawyer reports. Douglas K.W. Landau of Herndon said his client’s recovery in ...Read More »
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has given its stamp of approval to the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski to the district court bench. Urbanski was first nominated for the seat last year, but the appointment languished as Congress ...Read More »
With 21 formerly frozen seats up for legislative election next month, would-be judges are making their aspirations known. The Daily Times reports four candidates have expressed interest in an Eastern Shore circuit judgeship, left open by the retirement of Glen ...
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ROANOKE — Despite barrels of ink and megabytes of bandwidth devoted to the effect of new technology on attorneys and courts, the subject remains a hot topic whenever lawyers and judges get together. At a recent Roanoke bench-bar meeting, participants ...
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Charlottesville lawyer Frank Buck has been cleared of an assault charge for throttling his client in a courtroom. A judge Thursday approved an accord-and-satisfaction proposal, dismissing the charge. Buck paid $81 in court costs, reports The Hook, a Charlottesville weekly. ...
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