The Virginia Court of Appeals has reversed, apparently for the first time, a spousal support award that was based on the “manifest injustice” exception in the Virginia Code. Virginia Code §20- 17.1(B) permits a trial judge to award spousal support ...Read More »
HOT SPRINGS — As travel options multiply, the world grows more complex for lawyers representing travelers whose journeys ended badly. The proliferation of ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft has spawned a new and unique regulatory scheme and corporate ...Read More »
A familiar face has inherited the top office at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as long-time executive director Jack L. Harris retires this year. Valerie O’Brien, the chief operating officer at the VTLA, took the reins this month. Her selection ...
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HOT SPRINGS — A joint project by litigators to nurture the spirit of civility in Virginia practice has recognized one of the leaders of the effort. The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association honored Bristol’s Richard E. Ladd Jr. with the first ...Read More »
Two South Boston police officers face trial in May in an excessive force lawsuit after a federal judge refused to dismiss claims based on repeated use of stun guns. The decision by U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser drew praise ...Read More »
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 »