The Virginia General Assembly approved Gov. Bob McDonnell’s recommendation to add 12 additional judgeships to those funded in the coming two-year budget and then elected judges to a number of those vacant seats before departing the Capitol early Thursday morning. ...Read More »
An ERISA plan administrator’s “disingenuous handling” of a death benefits claim has prompted a Richmond federal court to find bad faith and hit the administrator for the full amount of the claimant’s legal fees. Those fees covered two lawsuits that ...Read More »
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is renewing its push for alternate dispute resolution of injured workers’ claims. The agency has long touted the benefits of ADR for claimants and carriers by outlining agency mediation services on its website and promoting ...
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CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An Albemarle County resident has submitted a petition to circuit court seeking the removal of a county supervisor who pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Media outlets report that Earl Smith of Keene gave the petition to the circuit ...Read More »
(AP) — A federal judge has rejected an appeal by a Virginia death row inmate convicted of killing four people in Norfolk. Anthony Juniper was sentenced to death for the 2004 murders of ex-girlfriend Keisha Stevens, her two children and ...Read More »
An architect fired by the city of Alexandria has won the first case under a new whistleblower law that allows state and local government workers to sue for retaliatory job actions under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. Attorney Zachary ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s first-ever rule on voir dire in civil trials will provide more explicit guidance for lawyers and judges about what they can ask potential jurors. The new Rule echoes the current statute governing voir dire, emphasizing ...
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Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed a number of bills that were designed to make Virginia more business-friendly, including three advanced by the Medical Society of Virginia. The tort reform measures hammered out in early-session negotiations all have been signed into ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association honored the late Betty Thompson of Arlington with its Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her family at the group’s 2013 annual convention. The VTLA Board of Governors voted on Sept. 22 to honor Ms. Thompson, ...
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