A jury’s $4.2 million award for the family of a man killed in a workplace accident has been overturned by the trial judge, who ruled the victim’s own negligence contributed to his death. The man’s conduct in using an industrial ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly held a roundtable on Aug. 30 on cybersecurity, sponsored by the Fairfax law firm of Berenzweig Leonard. The participants included a lawyer, a risk assessment manager, an insurance specialist, a cybersecurity strategist and a public relations professional. ...
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Lawyers have been warned: Thieves are out to take your money with their internet confidence games. One lawyer who spotted a suspected email fraud still ended up burned when his mail account was later commandeered to work a scam on ...Read More »
An Alexandria lawyer has been ordered to pay nearly $85,000 for pursuing consumer debt litigation without keeping his client advised of settlement offers. The penalty followed the client’s firing of his lawyer during sworn testimony in a deposition. Evidence cited ...
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No matter how long they are, trials can seem too short to accomplish every goal. Those who want to defend their character and their company and tell their story so jurors understand the whole picture, never seem to have enough ...Read More »
A lawyer who claimed she was kept on the job until she finished two important trials, and then fired 10 weeks after she complained about unequal pay, can sue her employer for retaliation. The lawyer, who worked for Virginia Attorney ...Read More »
A Virginia judge has refused to delay a group of Virginia Volkswagen “dirty diesel” cases despite a possible nationwide settlement plan. Fairfax County Circuit Judge Bruce D. White rejected a bid by Volkswagen Group of America to put the 20 ...Read More »
The owner of a Richmond restaurant offering hard-to-find liquor, often at breathtaking prices, is battling the state-mandated minimum for food sales. “Mack” McCormack is in trouble with state regulators because his bar’s potent libations carry price tags that dwarf the ...Read More »