A civic leader and former legal secretary has acknowledging stealing thousands from a retired doctor. Jean Neal is charged with one count of embezzlement and 32 counts each of forgery, uttering a forged instrument and obtaining money under false pretenses, ...Read More »
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You probably know by now that the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Appeals Court Web sites offer a host of valuable resources for trial lawyers. But as the Feb. 9 Web Hits column mentioned, there is no centralized ...Read More »
Texas financier Allen Stanford, accused in an $8 billion fraud case, was located and served with civil papers in Fredericksburg yesterday. Stanford is accused of perpetrating one of the nation’s largest-ever financial frauds, reports The Washington Times. He was ordered ...
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High staff turnover and questions about the mission are issues for the new Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation. The maximum-security facility, located in rural Nottoway County, holds those deemed by courts to be “sexually violent predators” indefinitely for treatment after ...Read More »
Unless Gov. Kaine intervenes, convicted cop killer Edward Bell will be executed later this week. The Associated Press (by way of the News & Messenger) reports that Bell was supposed to be executed last year for the 1999 shooting death ...Read More »
New Associations The Arlington law firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman has hired two new attorneys: Timothy R. Hughes as of counsel and Michael Abejuela as an associate. Andrew B. Pittman has joined the Virginia Beach office of Troutman Sanders ...Read More »
Two associates in the Northern Virginia office of Holland & Knight have been elevated to partnership. Brandon Elledge, a member of the firm’s litigation section, concentrates his practice on employment-related and other commercial litigation matters. He received his undergraduate degree ...Read More »
Michael Vick’s lawyers return to bankruptcy court today with their revised financial disclosure statement. Last month, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro ruled the first disclosure statement insufficient and ordered a new one. The court will also consider issues related to ...
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Jones v. Big Roc Tool Type of Case: Wrist crushed by defective jack Attorneys: Irving M. Blank, D. Wayne O’Bryan, Richmond Summary: The wrist of a mechanic was crushed at a Hanover County truck stop when a jack failed and ...Read More »
Smith v. Blevins Type of Case: Fractured vertebra, ribs and arms from traffic crash Attorney: Fletcher W. Harkrader III, Charlottesville Summary: The subcompact vehicle of the 72-year-old plaintiff was hit by a pickup truck. She incurred $428,000 in medical expenses ...Read More »