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 »
A doctor hamstrung by court penalties in a medical malpractice case now has another problem. With trial set later this month, his medical malpractice insurance company is asking a judge to allow it to walk away from the case, leaving ...Read More »
For the first time since Virginia codified its Rules of Evidence last year, the rules have been amended. Modifications to the Rules of Evidence were part of a package of rules changes approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia that ...Read More »