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A family affair (access required)

Petersburg attorney Dale W. Pittman, above center, received the Virginia State Bar’s 1996 Legal Aid Award at the Pro Bono & Legal Aid Luncheon during the VSB annual meeting. Pittman is general counsel at Southside Virginia Legal Services Inc. in ...

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UPL opinion re adjuster's advice on UM is yanked (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee will reconsider a UPL opinion that would have prevented insurance adjusters from advising claimants about potential uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Currently, adjusters can advise their policyholders about ...

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News in Brief for June 24, 1996 (access required)

Dalkon Shield rulings now available Although Richmond’s federal courts began processing Dalkon Shield claims in the late 1980s, relatively few of the cases have resulted in published decisions from the Bankruptcy or U.S. District Court for the Eastern District. That ...

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Prior DUI with flaws won't count (access required)

If jail time was served For a third-offense DUI prosecution, the state cannot use a prior DUI where the defendant had no lawyer and served two days in jail, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. Prior DUI convictions can be ...

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