A lawyer who allegedly underpaid a lawsuit loan when he settled his client’s case is facing a misconduct charge from the Virginia State Bar. The loan company demanded a payoff of nearly nine times the original loan amount of $26,500, but received only $50,000 from the plaintiff's lawyer as he made payments from a $3 million settlement [...]Read More »
When it comes to filling temporary vacancies on the bench, Virginia may not have such a deep bench. A sizeable number of lawyers sit as substitute judges all over the commonwealth, and court clerks say they depend on the extra ...Read More »
Lawyers who wanted to use drivers’ personal information to solicit new clients for consumer lawsuits could not rely on an exception to a federal privacy law, the U.S. Supreme Court said June 17. The “litigation exception” in the Driver’s Privacy ...Read More »
A federal magistrate judge has expressed shock that an assistant Virginia attorney general has been assisting two natural gas companies that are being sued by landowners who allege the companies bilked them out of natural gas royalties. In an opinion ...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 »