A federal magistrate judge in Virginia lacked jurisdiction to issue a warrant to deploy a computer hacking tool that enabled the government to identify a Massachusetts man as a user of an online child-pornography site, a Massachusetts federal judge has ...Read More »
Justice Stephen R. McCullough was invested as the 106th member of the Supreme Court of Virginia on May 23, at a ceremony featuring his family, his colleagues from the Court of Appeals and past co-workers at the Virginia Attorney General’s ...
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The standard for arresting a probationer – called “murky” by a trial judge – has been made clear, thanks to a decision last month by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Criminal defense lawyers should know that it takes ...Read More »
Virginia lawyers have had a tool to validate wills that fail to meet the strict requirements of authenticity for almost nine years. Lawyers report increasing use of what has been called the “harmless error rule” for wills that don’t quite ...Read More »
An often-neglected area in the world of benefit plan administration is the beneficiary designation form. Many participants complete their beneficiary designations incorrectly because they don’t read the instructions carefully or don’t understand the instructions. Beneficiary designation forms are often filed ...
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Historically, estate planning has focused more on estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes, and less on income taxes. Therefore, most estate plans for affluent couples include what is often referred to as “A-B Trusts.” Following the substantial changes made by the ...Read More »
A judge need not automatically recuse himself when a lawyer who regularly appears before the court is a witness or a defendant in a case, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The judge must “introspectively determine” her own impartiality ...Read More »