A surprise change in policy for the Virginia State Police has trial lawyers working to try to avoid long delays in getting copies of crash reports for accidents worked by state troopers. As of July 1, the State Police no ...Read More »
Virginia prosecutors are urging the Supreme Court to launch a new study of proposed reforms to court rules governing what information prosecutors are required to share with defense lawyers. The request for a new task force by the Virginia Association ...Read More »
Five candidates for the U.S. district court judgeship to be vacated by Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond when he takes senior status in March have been rated as “highly qualified” by the Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. ...Read More »
More employees are tapping into their 401(k) accounts to pay for medical bills, mortgages and credit card debt. Yet, as Americans’ retirement lives lengthen, they are becoming no less expensive, causing industry experts to worry about a potential new class ...
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After paying a sanction award of nearly $600,000 for what a judge called an “extensive pattern of deceptive and obstructionist conduct,” former Charlottesville attorney Matthew B. Murray now faces Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges for his actions in the wrongful ...Read More »
Businesses, including law firms, are taking stock of what needs to be done in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. While business lawyers caution against “knee-jerk” responses, they ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, has same-sex marriage advocates cheering and opponents re-grouping. Estate planning attorneys, meanwhile, are left scratching their heads. Despite the momentous ...
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A Richmond law firm can call on its malpractice carrier to defend a suit that already has been dismissed as time-barred. Alzena Mayfield sued Hill, Tucker & Marsh PLLC for legal malpractice after firm lawyers defended her in a 2007 ...Read More »
Shareholders are suing a bank’s directors for not paying sufficient attention to the bank’s annual report. The shareholders’ derivative action alleges the annual report threw up “red flags” that should have allowed the defendants to ward off regulatory action that ...Read More »