A slip-and-fall plaintiff who won a $3.1-million jury verdict against a Richmond hotel owner can collect only $500,000 under the ruling of a Richmond judge who refused to allow an increase in the damages demand. The jury award, which exceeded ...Read More »
Andrew Harding of Harrisonburg has been elected to the Virginia State Bar Council representing the 26th judicial circuit. He replaces George Shanks who now is VSB president-elect. Harding outpolled Carter Foulds of Winchester 101-77 in a special election. By Peter ...
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Virginia’s two U.S. Senators have recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski of Roanoke and federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk for two vacant federal district judgeships in Virginia. Urbanski has served as a magistrate judge in the Western ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted a writ in a wrongful death drowning case where a judge held the claims against the city of Lexington fell short of gross negligence. The case arose from the 2006 drowning death of ...Read More »
Norfolk Circuit Judge Mary Jane Hall will allow small groups of plaintiffs to try their Chinese drywall cases together, rejecting defense arguments that disparate personal injury claims would make trial consolidation unfair. Hall announced her decision in a June 23 ...Read More »
A plaintiff testifying about his personal injury claim can be impeached by a 30-year-old felony conviction, even though he had his civil rights restored by the governor last year. That’s the ruling by a Fairfax County circuit judge in a ...Read More »
Former Virginia Beach attorney Stephen Gunther has been sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay $231,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to fraud in connection with a series of real estate closings, according to a release from ...Read More »