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News in Brief for July 29, 1996 (access required)

Jones is confirmed for Western District After 16 years of waiting, Bristol attorney James P. Jones finally will get to be a federal judge. On July 18, the Senate confirmed Jones as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District. ...

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Review Granted (access required)

July 29, 1996 Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful petition ...

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An Achilles' heel for all noncompetes? (access required)

The Reynolds & Reynolds case above likely will send lawyers of employees and employers scrambling in opposite directions. Employees’ lawyers may find in the holding ammunition to help fight any noncompete covenant for lack of mutuality. Very often, an employee ...

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Fairfax now biggest and fastest circuit (access required)

The joint is jumpin’ in Fairfax. Not only is Fairfax Circuit Court the state’s busiest trial court, it is also the fastest, according to statistics compiled in the just-released 1995 State of the Judiciary Report. Fairfax’s case-tracking system, which includes ...

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VBA: $1K to burned churches (access required)

HOT SPRINGS – The Virginia Bar Association presented a $1,000 donation to the special fund established by Attorney General James S. Gilmore III to help rebuild and restore houses of worship that have been burned or vandalized throughout the state. ...

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