Quantcast
Home / News Stories (page 1420) /

News Stories

Feds can use conversion to target lawyer's fee (access required)

Criminal defense lawyers who already spent a $100,000 legal fee from a drug defendant may be liable for conversion, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In a fee-forfeiture fight that began in 1992, the 4th Circuit reversed ...

Read More »

Tip: How to practice defensive criminal law (access required)

The lawyers at Moffitt, Zwerling were not the only criminal defense lawyers who worried last week about having to defend themselves against prosecutors and former clients. Even if a lawyer is not worried about accepting a tainted fee, she must ...

Read More »

Doctor couldn't be expert on nursing-home care (access required)

A doctor could not qualify as an expert on nursing-home care where he had a clinical practice in family medicine, but had not treated nursing-home patients for almost 10 years, a Chesterfield Circuit judge has ruled. In this medical-malpractice case, ...

Read More »

Scenes from the Fairfax Bar Ass'n Convention (access required)

A trip to the mountains in mid-May is supposed to be a respite, a rush of cool mountain air, a gulp of freshness even. So why was it so doggone hot at the Homestead from May 9 to 11 for ...

Read More »

News in Brief for May 20, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of Annandale lawyer John Frank Pitrelli for four years, effective March 29. The order entered by the board stated that Pitrelli had been convicted of making a ...

Read More »

News Analysis: Mom's move from Beach to Charlottesville allowed (access required)

A mother can move her children from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville over the father’s objection, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. Although the relocation was from one city in Virginia to another, the court said that the concerns raised ...

Read More »

Carrier's adjuster can't give advice on UM, UIM (access required)

An insurance carrier’s lay adjuster cannot advise a claimant about potential uninsured or underinsured coverage, according to an advisory opinion issued by the Virginia State Bar. The opinion differentiates an adjuster’s advice on UM and UIM from counseling on primary ...

Read More »

Trustee had no authority to put option in lease (access required)

A trustee managing a 30-acre parcel of land had no implicit authority in the trust agreement to give a third party an option to buy the property, a Charlottesville Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression. The ...

Read More »

ADR in business: Considerations for drafting clauses (access required)

Whether a conflict arises between an employee and management or between two Fortune 500 companies involved in a joint venture, in-house counsel are more and more apt to settle business disputes outside the courtroom. As frustration with the exorbitant costs ...

Read More »

NOVA Law: Tax discount shortshrifted wife's cut of business (access required)

During an equitable distribution, a judge should not have discounted the value of the husband’s dental practice by his potential tax liability if he sold the business, the Court of Appeals has ruled. Even though the husband would owe capital-gains ...

Read More »