A trial court can impose a “civil death penalty” for discovery abuse, but taking away the right to cross-examine witnesses on damages was “too harsh,” the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The ruling in Nolte v. MT Technology Enterprises ...Read More »
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia will soon have a new chief deputy attorney general. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office said late Thursday that Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck James Jr. is returning to private practice this summer at his old ...Read More »
A closely watched case about a lawyer who testified against his ex-client has been remanded – but not on the grounds that observers were expecting. In Turner v. Commonwealth (VLW 012-6-089), the high court said that a trial judge in ...Read More »
Hand gestures by a plaintiff’s lawyer in closing argument led to a Richmond judge’s decision to overturn a verdict worth more than $12 million. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne said courtroom security video helped him decide that a trial ...Read More »
Court-appointed criminal lawyers in Virginia are feeling a new pinch – the Supreme Court will no longer pay for printing services for their appeal petitions. The change coming next month apparently is designed to save money – the court already ...
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A lawyer did not violate ethics rules when he wrote about his cases on the Internet without client consent, a three-judge panel said on June 5. The panel overturned a disciplinary committee’s finding of misconduct under Rule 1.6, which governs ...Read More »