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News in Brief for March 18, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the law license of Williamsburg attorney Paul L. Wilson effective March 7. The board will hold an expedited hearing on March 22. The petition by the VSB Counsel alleged ...

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Two locales to use rules on support (access required)

Spousal-support guidelines have arrived in Fredericksburg and Roanoke, after nearly a year of study and deliberation by area lawyers. The new guidelines will apply in all pendente lite hearings. For most lawyers, they are as welcome as a waiting room ...

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Va. CLE forecasts $250K loss (access required)

What the Virginia State Bar giveth, Virginia CLE taketh away? Though lawyers soon will be spending $10 less on annual bar dues, they could be spending more to complete their mandatory CLE hours. Virginia CLE, the non-profit organization responsible for ...

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Judge erred in slashing verdict 90% (access required)

A trial judge’s 90-percent reduction of a jury’s slander verdict was improper, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The jury awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages and $25,000 in punitives to the man, who had been called a liar and a ...

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No workers' comp for carpal tunnel (access required)

Repetitive-motion injuries such as “carpal tunnel syndrome” are not covered by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in a long-awaited case. The high court reversed comp awards in three consolidated cases argued in January. Speaking ...

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