Virginia does not recognize same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships, and also does not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships entered into in other states. As a result, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population of Virginia ...Read More »
You have reviewed your new client’s intake questionnaire. She is an 80-year-old widow with three children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her net worth, including her mortgage-free home, is about $3.5 million. She has a good government pension as ...Read More »
Attorneys who work with elderly clients, clients with disabilities, or veterans should be aware of the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Benefit. A&A is a pension program, available to certain veterans, and widowed spouses of veterans who need long term ...
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NORFOLK – Jurors who have a hard time putting their Internet habit on hold during jury service need strong guidance from trial judges, a jury research expert says. In Virginia courtrooms and around the country, jurors are yielding to the ...Read More »
Tazewell County Circuit Judge Teresa M. Chafin was elected to the Court of Appeals of Virginia on May 15. Her election was the highest-level seat to be decided in a post-midnight General Assembly session that produced controversy and acrimony over ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar discipline panel last month yanked the license of a Reston lawyer based on allegations of “gross incompetence, utter lack of diligence, and dishonesty.” A VSB lawyer argued Thomas J. Sehler was “not fit to practice law” ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Abbott Laboratories has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion over allegations that it promoted the anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The case includes a criminal fine ...Read More »