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 »
A new attorney general opinion may have set the stage for a court battle over whether Virginia localities can seek early payment of cash proffers from developers. Some fast-growing localities require builders to make cash payments in exchange for approval ...
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A fee dispute pitting two Northern Virginia bar leaders has been settled for a fraction of the amounts claimed in the collection action and the legal malpractice counterclaim. The imbroglio began with a lawsuit by the law firm of former ...Read More »