Updated 10/14/10 10:55 a.m. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has joined the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to investigate paperwork errors that have led banks and processing firms to suspend foreclosures across the country. ...Read More »
A lawyer’s dogged efforts to find evidence linking Bank of America employees to shady Carolina land sales may have landed him in trouble with a federal judge, but the evidence he uncovered has breathed new life into claims against the ...Read More »
Bank of America has suspended foreclosure sales nationwide pending a review of foreclosure documents in all 50 states, an action that may be triggering foreclosure holds with other institutions. Spokesman Richard G. Simon with the Charlotte-based bank on Friday told ...
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An Alexandria federal judge has awarded more than $1 million in attorneys’ fees in a long-running contract case involving allegations of partner work hoarding, redundant work and red carpet treatment for the plaintiff’s witnesses. U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris ...Read More »
Del. Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, wants to undo a Virginia Supreme Court decision barring state and local government workers from some protections of the state whistleblower law. Janis has prefiled legislation for the 2011 General Assembly to provide relief for ...
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When Virginia courthouses fall into disrepair, judges often find themselves in a tense public struggle with local elected officials over what needs to be done and how to pay for it. The process can erupt into bitter legal fights pitting ...Read More »
Former Grundy lawyer David Cecil pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in connection with his handling of the estate of a Buchanan County physician. The government says Cecil stole more than $175,000 ...Read More »
The story of a Virginia circuit court clerk who provides no online access to electronic land records highlights tensions between the drive to automate courthouse research and concerns about public access to personal information in those records. Charlotte County Circuit ...Read More »
A Richmond lawyer wants to refocus attention on whether Virginia should again allow defendants in some civil cases to pull the plaintiff’s case from general district court up to circuit court. It’s a procedural tactic that was rejected by the ...Read More »