With two Democratic U.S. senators and a president with a record of diversity in judicial appointments, advocates say it might be time to break a pattern of white male federal judges on the bench in the Western District of Virginia. ...Read More »
As Virginia federal courts grapple with the constitutional status of same-sex marriage, a more modest change has come quietly through orders in two Virginia circuit courts that recognize the parentage rights of same-sex couples. Each case resulted in a Virginia ...Read More »
An employer won attorney’s fees from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission when the agency’s investigation dragged on for six years before it filed its losing lawsuit. Before the agency filed suit in 2009, the employer had closed its facilities in ...Read More »
Danville’s housing authority is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its revival of a race discrimination claim that’s been tried three times already. The March 6 ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting impeachment evidence used ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar has reversed itself on whether the in-house lawyer for Richmond’s public housing authority can be licensed or certified under the corporate attorney registration rule. The VSB at first granted Michelle W. Waller a provisional corporate counsel ...
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An independent study shows a positive outlook for the Virginia State Bar’s endorsed professional liability carrier and benefits for both sides in the relationship between the bar and ALPS. The VSB should stick with the arrangement, said the VSB’s Special ...Read More »
A federal judge blocked testimony from experts for three injured workers and threw out their personal injury lawsuit this month, after applying detailed science-based standards for evidence about the cause and origin of a powerful industrial explosion. The decision denied ...Read More »