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Bowman at-will exception broadened (access required)

At-will employees alleging wrongful discharge based on gender or race discrimination can sue their employers in state court, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled by a 4-3 vote. The decision broadens the Supreme Court’s Bowman rule which first recognized ...

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The 1993 Legal Year (access required)

Normally, Virginia’s legal system basks in relative anonymity. Our reputation for conservative jurisprudence doesn’t put us on national television or the wire services very often, let alone in the tabloids. But two unusual, and very different, cases saw the harsh ...

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IOLTA revisited? (access required)

Bankers seek to derail mandatory program By Robert SmithMidford, News Editor The Virginia Bankers Association is launching a new attack against the mandatory IOLTA rule. The Bankers Association, which fought the rule in June before the Supreme Court, is circulating ...

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1993 Top Popular Opinions (access required)

BARNES v. BARNES. Where the parties agreed that by 1989, their marriage had ended, and the wife filed for divorce in early 1990 on the grounds of mental cruelty and constructive desertion, the trial court did not err in refusing ...

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