In 1995, the Dow was at 4,000. Windows 95 was the latest operating system. America Online, with its cheerful “You’ve got mail!” refrain, ruled the Internet. The country mourned the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Forrest Gump won the ...Read More »
Resolving a sometimes heated debate between prosecutors and defense lawyers in Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday that courts have the inherent authority to take a criminal case under advisement to consider dismissal instead of conviction, even after ...
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Two key lawmakers took representatives of Virginia’s hospitals and trial lawyers to the woodshed on the General Assembly’s opening day to try to break a logjam on access to internal hospital documents in medical malpractice litigation. Since the issue had ...Read More »
A federal judge Monday denied bond for former Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul H. Thomson based on a charge of witness tampering and a positive drug screen. A DEA affidavit claims Thomson, 56, tried to manipulate statements by his alleged former ...Read More »
While lawyers and their organizations pressure the General Assembly to find money to fill vacant judgeships, Roanoke judges say they hope the state’s drug courts don’t become a target for Richmond budget cutters. “Every year we have to ask for ...Read More »
A Virginia Beach lawyer whose advertising made his solo practice look like a multi-lawyer firm has had his license suspended by a three-judge panel in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. The advertising issue was just one of the transgressions charged against ...Read More »
Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...Read More »