Clients and others left hanging by the large-scale fraud of disbarred Woodbridge lawyer Stephen T. Conrad had to settle for scraps as claims were paid by the receivership for Conrad’s practice and by the Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund. ...Read More »
Despite warnings about e-mail scams targeting lawyers, the Internet thieves appear to be busier than ever. Based on the recent experiences of two Virginia lawyers, the scammers may be operating out of Canada using a highly polished confidence game. One ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser dissented today as the court agreed to additions to the Virginia State Bar’s governance aimed at promoting diversity. The amendments to the court’s rules give the chair of the VSB’s new diversity conference ...
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A Vermont judge today said he would give Lisa Miller 30 days to appear with her 7-year-old daughter before he would consider ordering her jailed for contempt, reports the Associated Press . Miller, whose last known address is in Bedford ...Read More »
An Arlington County judge set aside a defense verdict and ordered a new trial in a personal injury action when the insurer defending the case turned over a last-minute expert report that bolstered the plaintiff’s claim. The report was provided ...Read More »
A Front Royal lawyer who serves on the town council has caused a stir by striking up a conversation with a circuit judge about a hot local tax case. The lawyer-councilman, Thomas Sayre , said it was just an innocent ...Read More »
One New York personal injury law firm is stepping out from the crowd by running TV ads making fun of people who exaggerate their injuries. Maybe they’re even mocking some of their competitors’ ads. Here’s an example: Another video from ...Read More »
New federal regulations designed to protect homebuyers from nasty surprises at loan closing time could slow the recovery of the real estate market, some industry insiders say. The regulations require early disclosure of expected loan costs for residential mortgages, with ...
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Adulterers could no longer hide behind the Fifth Amendment in divorce cases if a bill backed by family lawyers is approved by the General Assembly. The measure would allow a judge to draw an adverse inference if a party or ...Read More »