The Supreme Court of Virginia will not second guess a decision to discipline a Falls Church lawyer for suing a doctor who never treated the lawyer’s client. The court decision comes in the case of Michael P. Weatherbee, who sued ...Read More »
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Lawyers for medical care providers are being paid from the Virginia birth injury program for their work to get a deceased infant’s claim covered by the program, thus avoiding tort liability. The defense lawyers’ fee award was part of an ...
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Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein will allow a medical malpractice plaintiff to pursue his claim that a Carilion Clinic policy discouraging outside referrals led to medical complications. Weckstein ruled today in a hearing in the case of Ronald Burchett, according ...
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A William & Mary law professor used legal “mumbo jumbo” to undermine the authority of the Kingsmill Community Services Association, accused the group’s lawyer in a letter delivered by police . The professor fires back, saying the tactic is a ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a finding that a Botetourt County officer had qualified immunity from a lawsuit claiming he unlawfully entered a home at night to investigate a missing teen aged girl. The 4th U.S. Court ...Read More »
A Vermont judge has issued an arrest warrant for the missing mother in a two-state, same-sex custody battle. Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered the arrest of Lisa Miller, who has refused to turn over her 7-year-old daughter Isabella pursuant ...Read More »
Budget realities are hitting hard on Virginia lawyers who defend accused criminals. The Supreme Court of Virginia warns money will run out in May to pay supplemental fees for court-appointed lawyers. Moreover, a budget-cutting proposal in the General Assembly would ...
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The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2010 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to retired Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Jere M.H. “Mac” Willis Jr. of Fredericksburg. In presenting this year’s award at the group’s meeting in ...Read More »