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Clinton blocks Jones in 5-4 court squeaker (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG–Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton must be stayed until he is no longer in office, the United States Supreme Court ruled here, 5-4, on Oct. 25…with an eloquent concurrence by Associate Justice Margaret P. Spencer. Williamsburg? Justice ...

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State Farm Loses Again On Med-Pay (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor State Farm has taken another hit in a med-pay case, this time in Charlottesville General District Court. The company attempted to limit its payments to the amount the plaintiff’s doctors agreed to accept from her ...

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Assembly committee to judge oversight body (access required)

A commission that judges judges is being judged itself. Two legislative committees are taking a closer look at the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, which investigates misconduct complaints against judges. The legislators want to know if the commission is too ...

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Settlement reached in wrong-knee surgery case (access required)

ROANOKE–When Julia Showalter awoke from surgery, she knew immediately that something was amiss–her right knee was covered with bandages. It was Showalter’s left knee that needed repair from a 1993 automobile accident. She later sued her orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bertram ...

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Mail-order venue OK in Richmond (access required)

Well, it’s only early November, but here’s a story from Richmond Circuit Court just in time for Christmas. You see, for catalog businesses, we’re already in the middle of prime time for mail-order holiday purchases. Actually, this item dovetails right ...

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Defense Bar Hones Argument (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Plaintiff’s lawyers should expect to see the argument made in the Crawford case again, perhaps sometime soon. Last month the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys featured a seminar at its annual meeting in Norfolk ...

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