In a groundbreaking decision addressing the Indian Child Welfare Act, the Virginia Court of Appeals established a new standard for review when a court considers whether to transfer a case to a tribal court. Thompson v. Fairfax County Department of ...Read More »
Block billing. It’s a buzz phrase that can prompt a court to slash a lawyer’s fee request, anywhere from 10 percent to 35 percent. Lawyers know courts – and some clients – frown on the practice of lumping together lots ...Read More »
A man who tried to buy a neighbor’s parking space in a Northern Virginia condominium project is out of luck. Although he paid $1,000 for the spot and documents of the sale were duly recorded, the unit owner failed to ...Read More »
A female sales executive at a multi-state trash collection business struck out with her Title VII claim of a hostile work environment but stands to collect at least $1.23 million for a retaliatory firing under a ruling this month by ...Read More »
(AP) — The student newspapers at two of Virginia’s biggest universities can run advertisements for alcohol despite a ban the state says is intended to curb illegal underage drinking, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A panel of the 4th ...Read More »
Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Y. Lunsford is alleging that a high-profile Missouri attorney harassed her online, posting semi-nude pictures of her after their intimate relationship ended. That Missouri attorney has responded with a litany of accusations about Lunsford. On ...
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September has been a busy month for attorneys guiding doctors, hospitals, medical providers and those that do business with them. September 23 marks the enforcement deadline for entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under the 563-page ...
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Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...Read More »
In his 2008 book, “The End of Lawyers?”, Richard Susskind employed the compelling metaphor of the shift from individually tailored clothes to mass manufacture to suggest that law practice is undergoing similarly dramatic change. His title wondered aloud what percentage ...Read More »