The Supreme Court of Virginia will decide whether a missing will means an estranged son can collect a portion of his father’s $9 million estate. The court will weigh arguments in a case that pits a widow and daughter against ...Read More »
In the futuristic movie “I Robot,” Will Smith’s detective speaks to a computer-generated hologram of the scientist whose death he is investigating. When the detective’s questions veer off from being clear and simple, the hologram intones, “I’m sorry, my responses ...
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Divorce lawyers, beware. Tech-savvy clients may be arriving at your office bringing a host of ethical – and even criminal – problems wrapped up with their domestic cases. They may be using cell phone software to illegally gather information, or ...Read More »
Deceitful behavior by a litigant in a prolonged family fight has led a judge to strip the man’s defenses and order him to pay the bills of the opposing attorneys. Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush found the man ...Read More »
A Norfolk federal court wants to know more about destroyed evidence in a products liability suit involving java giant Starbucks and a Virginia vendor of leisure furniture. The coffee company faces possible dismissal of design defect claims for chairs used ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld dismissal of a $2.5 million personal injury lawsuit because the last two dollars in required fees was received four days after the filing deadline. In a case of apparent first impression, the court’s ...Read More »
In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual compilation of million-dollar settlements. The survey, which has been published since 2009, highlights settlements of $1 million or more that were submitted to our editors over the past year. Attorneys reported ...
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A Richmond lawyer and his firm are on the hook for a $603,409.90 bequest that should have gone to the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, under a judge’s ruling last month in a legal malpractice case. ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar panel is still pondering how best to prevent criminal defendants from unwittingly creating immigration problems for themselves when they accept plea offers in misdemeanor cases. A proposal to recognize an ethical duty for prosecutors to guard ...Read More »