The late comedian Richard Pryor once performed at a prison. He later confessed he expected to feel a kinship with the oppressed inmates. After he actually met some of them, however, he exclaimed, “Thank God we got jails!” That expression ...Read More »
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An inherited six-figure bank account first led to international intrigue and then to possible prison time for a pediatric ear-nose-and-throat doctor in Northern Virginia. According to a Justice Department news release , Leesburg otolaryngologist Andrew Silva has acknowledged more than ...Read More »
The L.A. Times offers a cautionary tale this week in a piece about how jury duty is becoming more of a hardship for members of the venire. In one civil trial, jurors who were already peeved at having to miss ...Read More »
Consumer lawyers in Virginia have been mounting an onslaught of legal challenges to foreclosures. Some of their tactics have succeeded, including a challenge based on a HUD lender’s failure to schedule a face-to-face meeting with a homeowner before foreclosure. Another ...Read More »
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 »
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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