A circuit judge upheld a plea deal last month in a cigarette-trafficking case, questioning the credibility of a prosecutor who denied there was a deal to drop additional charges.Read More »
A veteran Richmond area bankruptcy lawyer – suspended last year for mishandling client money – now has been disbarred amid allegations that she drained her law office bank accounts and snatched office equipment to avoid creditors. Nnika E. White has ...Read More »
Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...
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A Fairfax County jury convicted a former military lawyer in the prolonged assault of an Arlington attorney and his wife and then recommended two life sentences plus 98 years for the crimes. The verdict and sentencing for Andrew Schmuhl ended ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia State Bar named the South Hampton Roads Bar Association as the recipient of the 2016 Bar Association of the Year award. The award was presented at the VSB Annual Meeting June 17. The SHRBA was ...Read More »
Alleging a driver knew he was impaired due to drug withdrawal is not enough to sue that driver for punitive damages for rear-ending a school bus, an Augusta County Circuit Court has ruled. The driver was driving on a license ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH – A Virginia Supreme Court panel has proposed a requirement that lawyers report the number of hours and dollar amount of donations they make to pro bono each year. The June 5 proposal – unanimously approved by the ...Read More »