U.Va. law grad Jamie McDonald recently was waiting to lunch with his father at a Tulsa restaurant when his phone rang. It was Chief Justice John Roberts with a job offer — he wanted McDonald as a law clerk for ...Read More »
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Lawyers who practice in the Richmond federal courts are getting comfortable with the advanced courtroom technology now available in the new federal courthouse. The document cameras and video screens already are familiar tools to practitioners in many other federal courts ...Read More »
While traumatic brain injury cases have been responsible for some of Virginia’s largest verdicts in recent years, a just-ended TBI case in Norfolk federal court brought several defense victories, including limits on testimony from familiar expert witnesses for plaintiffs. The ...Read More »
A driver who injured a pedestrian had a minimum-limits insurance policy with $25,000 in coverage. He was covered by his dad’s umbrella policy, but it could not be tapped unless there was a claim worth more than $250,000. The pedestrian ...Read More »
The embattled Peanut Corp. of America has filed for bankruptcy in the Western District of Virginia. The Lynchburg-headquartered company is facing a federal criminal investigation and an expected flood of lawsuits over peanut products allegedly tainted with salmonella bacteria. PCA’s ...
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Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, “You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake.” Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before. If you recognize those words ...Read More »