A Fairfax lawyer has agreed to a public reprimand after suggesting a sham summary judgment motion as part of an agreement to resolve a civil lawsuit. Attorney Mike Meier last month admitted to violation of ethics rules that prohibit making ...Read More »
Appellate lawyers and litigators are concerned that an otherwise low profile decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia last month could have a broad impact, foreclosing opportunities for that court – and trial courts – to get the law right. ...Read More »
A former lawyer who was revoked seven years ago for failing to repay money from a personal injury settlement is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to restore her law license. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board is seeking comments ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) One of the most influential news outlets covering the Supreme Court sets up shop on big decision days not in the pressroom with other reporters, but in the court’s cafeteria. The justices themselves read the award-winning SCOTUSblog, but ...
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A Richmond federal court cut a whistleblower’s jury award of nearly $1 million by reducing compensatory damage awards of $178,500 against each of two corporate officers to $50,000 each. Plaintiff Andrea Gail Jones notified the court on Nov. 7 that ...Read More »
Lawyer defections often come with hurt feelings, a sense of betrayed loyalty and bitter recriminations. They also come with ethical snares that can lead to distracting and costly litigation just when both sides need to get on with business. One ...Read More »
A new decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a case study in how to get your lawsuit dismissed for discovery abuse. Here’s what a litigant should not do: Wait until the discovery deadline has passed to ...Read More »