Lawyers say new federal Medicare requirements are causing case handling headaches and even hampering settlements as the government seeks its share of recovery from wrongdoers who cause injuries. While some lawyers urge informal cooperation to overcome initial friction between the ...Read More »
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced sweeping changes in the process for restoring civil rights to former felons. The governor pledges a 60-day turnaround period on all completed applications, compared to a previous standard of six months or more. Those ...
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his family have moved from Fairfax County to Nokesville in Prince William County. The News & Messenger notes the Cuccinellis bought a 10-acre spread in that community near Manassas. The property sold for $605,000, ...Read More »
Legislation to mandate insurance coverage for telemedicine services in Virginia won unanimous approval in the 2010 General Assembly. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law the measure that bars private health insurers from excluding coverage for long-distance health care. The legislation ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear Montgomery County’s appeal of a circuit court decision allowing public funding for a Norfolk Southern rail yard project. County supervisors are fighting the proposed freight yard near Elliston by attacking the ...
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A former Arizona lawyer who tried to claim his 51-acre Virginia property as his law office has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Kevin Witasick was found guilty on a variety of tax charges in February 2009. He was ...Read More »
A federal complaint by a former state prison inmate claims he was tormented by a series of cruel pranks at the hands of a guard at a Botetourt County work camp. The lawsuit reads like a list of frat house ...Read More »
Roanoke lawyers have filed a federal class action lawsuit against collection agencies over mailings that appear to offer debtors a chance to reduce and manage their debt. The lawsuit claims the companies offer an “opportunity to get ahead” which is ...Read More »
Former Roanoke County Sheriff Gerald Holt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia. Holt’s confirmation was hailed by Virginia’s two U.S. Senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner. “I congratulate Gerald Holt ...Read More »