Gov. Kaine and legislative leaders are announcing what they call a “landmark agreement” to pass a statewide smoking ban in Virginia’s bars and restaurants. The only exceptions, they say, are for private clubs and for restaurants with independently-ventilated smoking rooms. ...Read More »
Author Archives: Peter ViethFeed Subscription
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell will resign that job to concentrate on his campaign for governor, reports say. The Virginian-Pilot says McDonnell announced his plan in an e-mail to staffers this morning. He reportedly expects chief deputy Bill Mims to ...Read More »
Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley (left) got a public pat on the back Saturday from columnist Roger Chesley at The Virginian-Pilot. The piece highlight’s Mobley’s unsolicited telephone call to lawyers in a high-profile murder trial underway in nearby Chesapeake. In ...Read More »
A bill before the Virginia General Assembly would create a “patients’ compensation fund” – paid for by health care providers – to pay for judgments in excess of the medical malpractice cap. Senate Bill 1389 was introduced by Sen. Kenneth ...Read More »
The attorney appointed to wind up the practice of disbarred lawyer Stephen T. Conrad says he soon will submit a proposal for distributing the assets of the law office. Richard S. Mendelson, the receiver for Conrad’s Woodbridge law practice, said ...Read More »
One West Virginia legislator has a simple proposal to get the changes he wants in the West Virginia code. His one-page bill would have West Virginia substitute the Virginia code for the existing West Virginia statutes. “By adopting Virginia’s laws, ...Read More »
A meeting of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in Williamsburg next week is expected to feature an appearance by President Obama, reports The Virginia Gazette. No details have been announced, but signals suggest a Thursday visit. Posted by Peter ViethRead More »
The Virginia Senate on Friday approved a bill that would close the door on open-end loans offered by payday lenders. As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the unanimous vote looked like payback for what some leaders felt was dishonorable dealing ...Read More »
Three justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia will enlighten law students at U.Va. on Friday. Justices Barbara Keenan, Donald Lemons, and Bernard Goodwyn, all U.Va. law grads, will discuss court structure and appellate issues. According to an announcement from ...
Tagged with: Supreme Court of VirginiaRead More »
The Obama administration has tabbed U.Va. law professor David A. Martin for principal deputy general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security. Martin will be the second-highest ranking lawyer among the 1,700 attorneys at the department, according to the U.Va. ...
Tagged with: Law SchoolsRead More »