Virginia’s court-appointed lawyers are working strictly on the straight fee plan until July 1, according to an April 13 memo from Supreme Court Executive Secretary Karl Hade. The $4.2 million allocated for fee cap waivers for FY2010 has run dry, ...Read More »
Today’s crop of 18 opinions from the Supreme Court of Virginia brings additional evidence that lawyers still struggle to follow the rules about proper parties in civil actions. In Johnson v. Hart, the beneficiary of a will was dissatisfied with ...Read More »
A Wythe County man whose property may set some kind of record for condemnation actions has won an early skirmish in his battle to extract more compensation from the state Department of Transportation. Wythe County Circuit Judge Joey Showalter denied ...Read More »
One of the effects of the General Assembly’s repeated refusal to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges is to discourage experienced attorneys from seeking seats on the bench, laments Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke. Speaking to the Roanoke Bar Association ...
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The Roanoke Bar Association today voted to recommend U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski for the vacancy created when U.S. District Judge Norman Moon took senior status in February. Virginia’s two U.S. senators have requested recommendations from bar groups for the ...
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An Abingdon federal judge has decided not to impose prison time for a dentist who wrote phony prescriptions for nearly a decade to feed his own drug habit. The decision by Chief U.S. District Judge James Jones provides hope for ...Read More »
Seven Virginia families who claimed their homes were damaged by tainted Chinese drywall have won a $2.6-million award against a Chinese manufacturer. The 108-page decision by New Orleans federal Judge Eldon Fallon is expected to serve as a guide for ...Read More »