Lawyers who raised concerns about a lack of diversity among the bench and bar in the Northern Virginia criminal justice system earlier this year say progress is being made, but there is still cause for concern. A group of African-American ...Read More »
A Botetourt County judge is accused of malicious prosecution after a boundary dispute with a neighbor escalated into criminal charges. General District Judge William H. Cleaveland is named in an $850,000 lawsuit accusing him of using his influence as ...Read More »
An employee who says he was fired within an hour after his employer discovered that he reported the company for safety violations cannot collect punitive damages, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on Sept. 8. Punitive damages are not allowed ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned a $20 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered spinal injuries when her 1995 Mazda Miata convertible overturned. Shannon Walters was driving along a two-lane highway in Bedford County in 2006 when ...Read More »
A jury’s $4.2 million award for the family of a man killed in a workplace accident has been overturned by the trial judge, who ruled the victim’s own negligence contributed to his death. The man’s conduct in using an industrial ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly held a roundtable on Aug. 30 on cybersecurity, sponsored by the Fairfax law firm of Berenzweig Leonard. The participants included a lawyer, a risk assessment manager, an insurance specialist, a cybersecurity strategist and a public relations professional. ...
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Lawyers have been warned: Thieves are out to take your money with their internet confidence games. One lawyer who spotted a suspected email fraud still ended up burned when his mail account was later commandeered to work a scam on ...Read More »