New lawyers must be appointed for a Virginia death row inmate convicted in the bludgeoning and stabbing deaths of a Richmond couple and their two daughters, a federal appeals court ruled June 7. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference has gained access to the VSB’s top policy body. The VSB Council voted 62-5 June 13 to give the three-year-old Diversity Conference representation on the bar’s Executive Committee. The decision puts ...
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A Virginia circuit court judge has ruled that a railroad’s corporate representative must sit for a deposition before the injured railroad worker is deposed in the worker’s lawsuit under the Federal Employers Liability Act. The unusual ruling comes in a ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar reports 12 people have applied to be evaluated by the VSB’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee for the Eastern District vacancy to be created when U.S. District Judge James Spencer takes senior status next year. The names ...Read More »
A credit reporting agency may face a trial on a claim for “willful” violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act because it did not come clean on sources of information for a plaintiff’s damaging credit report. Michael Dreher learned about ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing police to collect DNA samples from arrestees before they are convicted, or even arraigned, could lead to a flood of legal challenges across the country as courts in states with differing laws ...Read More »
It’s fair to assume Warren Hillman never intended for the proceeds of his federal employee life insurance policy to go to his ex-wife when he died unexpectedly in 2008. But whatever Warren intended doesn’t matter. That’s because the U.S. Supreme ...Read More »