Members of the armed services returning to civilian life from active duty have a powerful weapon in the U.S. Code to help them get back their previous job and keep it. A new case from Norfolk federal court, however, illustrates ...Read More »
Two new cases clarify the law that will govern the “tsunami” of Chinese drywall claims in Virginia. The decisions, one federal and one state, discuss claims and coverage and are, for the most part, welcome news for homeowners and builders ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Norman Moon has again declined an invitation to pull a cloak over the process of civil litigation in his court. Moon last week refused to seal records of a settlement in a Fair Labor Standards Act case ...Read More »
With the help of former federal judge Walter Kelley, a Virginia Beach real estate developer is hoping to get a federal prosecutor disciplined for allegedly lying in court. Kelley, now a lawyer in private practice, has asked Justice officials to ...Read More »
An Alexandria federal judge has allowed new claims in a refiled medical malpractice suit after a nonsuit, even though the additional claims otherwise would be barred by the statute of limitations. The judge examined whether the added claims arose from ...Read More »
In what may be the first insurance coverage decision arising from the wave of Chinese drywall lawsuits, a Norfolk federal judge held Wednesday that a home builder who voluntarily fixed drywall-related problems in customers’ homes is not entitled to reimbursement ...
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Thirteen other states joined together to sue the federal government in a Pensacola, Fla., federal court, hoping to block the health care plan now signed into law by President Obama. By contrast, Virginia’s attorney general does a solo act with ...Read More »