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Research Box: Supervisor Liability (access required)

Since the 4th Circuit case of Birkbeck, a number of opinions have come down in which courts have permitted or declined to permit plaintiffs to pursue Title VII, ADA or ADEA claims against individual supervisors. Though the rule emerging seems ...

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VSB disciplinary actions (access required)

Burke lawyer Michael Steven Arif has received a public reprimand with terms from the Fifth District Subcommittee, Section III, of the Virginia State Bar. The subcommittee’s order stated that Arif violated disciplinary rules relating to withdrawing properly from a case, ...

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Fairfax Judge O'Flaherty criticizes legal aid (access required)

FAIRFAX–A judge has criticized Northern Virginia’s legal aid society as “worthless” in representing poor clients in court. Fairfax General District Judge Ian M. O’Flaherty, in a letter last Monday to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, said the county should ...

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Car Rental Shop's Policy Covers Wreck (access required)

Even though a woman who wrecked a rental car declined the optional liability insurance available in her contract, the rental agency still must provide her coverage, an Arlington Circuit judge has ruled. She is covered by an insurance policy the ...

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Panel favors open judicial inquiries (access required)

The way the state deals with complaints about judges should be open to public scrutiny, a legislative panel has decided. The House of Delegates subcommittee also is considering a provision that would require the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission to ...

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