A lawyer who loaned money to a client lost his chance to collect the debt in bankruptcy when a federal judge refused to enforce her signed waiver of a statute of limitations defense to the claim. In reversing the bankruptcy ...Read More »
When they practice in the commonwealth, whether in specialized federal courts or in a government agency, non-Virginia lawyers are subject to oversight by the Virginia State Bar. The bar recently charged one lawyer who allegedly offered conflicting reports about her ...
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Court-referred mediation is happening daily in Virginia, in sessions conducted by lawyers and non-lawyers certified as mediators by the Supreme Court of Virginia. With thousands of cases referred annually by the commonwealth’s courts, the Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Services program ...
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A Virginia-based company that manages global transport operations will contest a contract’s arbitration clause in a tribunal in Lithuania, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ruled last month. The Virginia company was defending an action for a loan repayment filed by ...Read More »
A cardiologist fired by a medical practice after uncovering alleged improper billing practices can sue the practice and six colleagues under the federal False Claims Act, a Richmond federal judge has held. The case presents an apparent issue of first ...Read More »
A Salem physician claims he was terminated by his practice group after the business forced him to sign a noncompete agreement that now bars him from working anywhere near his home. Allergist Thomas Fame is asking a judge to release ...Read More »
A federal judge acted swiftly this week to kick out negligence claims against a Virginia prosecutor accused of wrongfully pursuing prescription fraud charges against a Walmart customer. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson Monday dismissed the claims against Spotsylvania County ...Read More »
After prosecutors refused to pursue cases involving a Culpeper town police officer, the officer took them to court this month demanding damages for defamation. The former detective claimed he was yanked from special law enforcement units and demoted back to ...Read More »
A resolution to questions about the future of Virginia’s newest Supreme Court justice was nowhere in sight this past week with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe locked in a stalemate with Republican legislators. McAuliffe on Aug. 26 affirmed his determination to ...Read More »