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Rehearing granted in HO case (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals has ordered a rehearing en banc in Nesselrodt v. Commonwealth (VLW 094-7-271). The original 2-1 panel decision reversed six habitual offender convictions because the HO judgments were based on “summary” statements of their driving records ...

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Area women to sue breast-implant makers (access required)

Many Virginia women may join a $4.2 billion federal lawsuit against breast-implant manufacturers. Between 1,000 and 3,000 Virginia women likely will make a claim, said Mary Ann Barnes, a Harrisonburg attorney who specializes in breast-implant cases. A global settlement against ...

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Comp Update: "Disease" v. "injury" (access required)

An ailing employee who sees a doctor may not care whether the doctor calls the employee’s condition an “injury” or a “disease.” But that distinction may be critical to the employee’s lawyer, in light of the Virginia Supreme Court’s decision ...

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