In my previous column (VLW, March 21), I reviewed the first three steps to building an effective expert-witness cross examination. Now let’s look at the final three. Step 4: Is there a need to cross-examine the opposing expert? As ...Read More »
In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, many pundits debated his impact on hot-button issues like affirmative action, the Second Amendment, and same-sex marriage. But largely absent from this dialogue was a discussion on the area of ...Read More »
A former bankruptcy lawyer permanently barred from eastern Virginia bankruptcy courts is asking a judge to allow the possibility of his return to practice. Even if the federal judge agrees, several hurdles confront Kenneth W. Paciocco, who was disbarred by ...Read More »
Jurors are instructed to put aside their sympathies and decide the case on the evidence and the law, according to their good judgment and common sense. But as we all know, jurors are human beings, and they are not purely ...Read More »
A lawyer who allegedly transferred away his responsibility to manage nearly $400,000 in escrowed real estate transaction money has been suspended for four years. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed the suspension for Rocco J. DeLeonardis Jr. of Reston ...
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A federal judge has reined in the scope of an accident reconstruction expert’s testimony in a $2 million lawsuit over an Interstate-81 truck wreck. The judge barred estimates of the speed of the plaintiff’s vehicle and the precise time of ...Read More »
“What’s your password?” It’s a question no one answers. For most folks, security mandates silence. You never give out your password, especially not to some official sounding IT person on the phone. Some lawyers might not disclose their password for ...Read More »