State officials are bracing for a flood of new applications if the Supreme Court of Virginia approves relaxed standards for allowing out-of-state lawyers to practice in Virginia. Northern Virginia leaders say the rule changes proposed by the court would throw ...Read More »
A warehouse club sued after an employee shooting must pay its share of a mediated settlement, despite its claim that its lawyer was only authorized to attend the mediation, not to bind the club to a $3 million payment. A ...Read More »
The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely ...
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A lawyer who allegedly underpaid a lawsuit loan when he settled his client’s case is facing a misconduct charge from the Virginia State Bar. The loan company demanded a payoff of nearly nine times the original loan amount of $26,500, but received only $50,000 from the plaintiff's lawyer as he made payments from a $3 million settlement [...]Read More »
When it comes to filling temporary vacancies on the bench, Virginia may not have such a deep bench. A sizeable number of lawyers sit as substitute judges all over the commonwealth, and court clerks say they depend on the extra ...Read More »
Lawyers who wanted to use drivers’ personal information to solicit new clients for consumer lawsuits could not rely on an exception to a federal privacy law, the U.S. Supreme Court said June 17. The “litigation exception” in the Driver’s Privacy ...Read More »
A federal magistrate judge has expressed shock that an assistant Virginia attorney general has been assisting two natural gas companies that are being sued by landowners who allege the companies bilked them out of natural gas royalties. In an opinion ...Read More »