A Richmond federal court cut a whistleblower’s jury award of nearly $1 million by reducing compensatory damage awards of $178,500 against each of two corporate officers to $50,000 each. Plaintiff Andrea Gail Jones notified the court on Nov. 7 that ...Read More »
Lawyer defections often come with hurt feelings, a sense of betrayed loyalty and bitter recriminations. They also come with ethical snares that can lead to distracting and costly litigation just when both sides need to get on with business. One ...Read More »
A new decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a case study in how to get your lawsuit dismissed for discovery abuse. Here’s what a litigant should not do: Wait until the discovery deadline has passed to ...Read More »
After a three-year process marked by protests from waived-in lawyers and several proposed rule rewrites, the Supreme Court of Virginia has dropped most special practice requirements for lawyers admitted in Virginia without examination. The rule for lawyers admitted “on motion” ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar has dismissed discipline charges against a lawyer for failing to honor a large lien claimed by a pre-settlement funding company. Hampton attorney Stephen M. Smith argued the lender was “using the Virginia State Bar as a ...Read More »
A motorist who said he was misled by a confusing highway sign has managed to beat a traffic ticket for driving solo on a Northern Virginia high occupancy highway. In a 12-page opinion, Fairfax County Circuit Judge Randy I. Bellows ...Read More »
More than 20,000 legal practitioners worldwide have abandoned their adversarial, win-at-all-costs approach in favor of a more holistic method. The growing integrative law movement draws on everything from mediation to neuroscience to find out-of-court solutions that safeguard clients’ emotional and ...
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