HOT SPRINGS — A joint project by litigators to nurture the spirit of civility in Virginia practice has recognized one of the leaders of the effort. The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association honored Bristol’s Richard E. Ladd Jr. with the first ...Read More »
Two South Boston police officers face trial in May in an excessive force lawsuit after a federal judge refused to dismiss claims based on repeated use of stun guns. The decision by U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser drew praise ...Read More »
In my previous column (VLW, March 21), I reviewed the first three steps to building an effective expert-witness cross examination. Now let’s look at the final three. Step 4: Is there a need to cross-examine the opposing expert? As ...Read More »
In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, many pundits debated his impact on hot-button issues like affirmative action, the Second Amendment, and same-sex marriage. But largely absent from this dialogue was a discussion on the area of ...Read More »
A former bankruptcy lawyer permanently barred from eastern Virginia bankruptcy courts is asking a judge to allow the possibility of his return to practice. Even if the federal judge agrees, several hurdles confront Kenneth W. Paciocco, who was disbarred by ...Read More »
Jurors are instructed to put aside their sympathies and decide the case on the evidence and the law, according to their good judgment and common sense. But as we all know, jurors are human beings, and they are not purely ...Read More »
A lawyer who allegedly transferred away his responsibility to manage nearly $400,000 in escrowed real estate transaction money has been suspended for four years. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the suspension for Rocco J. DeLeonardis Jr. of Reston ...
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