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 »
The boom in bankruptcies means more lawyers are finding themselves on the list of creditors as their clients seek protection from their debts. Like other unsecured creditors, most law offices with bankrupt clients can only wait and hope that, eventually, ...Read More »
The wife of a former Greensboro, N.C., lawyer won a $9-million award for alienation of affection against a former college dean who was accused of luring the lawyer-husband away from domestic fidelity. The verdict might have been inflated by the ...Read More »
The prosecutor accused of misconduct by the Virginia State Bar in a death penalty case denies the ethics charges and says she is being made a scapegoat for complaints about prosecutor discipline. York County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen M. Addison denied ...
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A former McGuireWoods partner has admitted violating securities laws by trading unregistered shares of client companies. If that sounds more like a New York City crime than an item on a Virginia docket, it is. The defendant is Louis Zehill, ...Read More »