A Stafford lawyer says he wants to sound the alarm about a sophisticated scam that almost cost him a six-figure loss. It’s a shakedown attempt that has been tried on law firms in Virginia and across the country, with occasional ...Read More »
“Take the money at filing time” is the advice suggested by a committee of the Virginia State Bar for attorneys charging up-front flat fees for no-asset bankruptcy cases. The VSB Committee on Ethics is requesting comments on a proposed legal ...Read More »
Lawyers who have given sound advice may think they need not worry about being sued by clients. Not necessarily. Giving sound advice is one thing. Getting the client to follow the advice is another. A disappointed client sued a law ...Read More »
Seven people – four judges, two lawyers in private practice and a law professor – have been seeking bar endorsements for a pending seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. will be retiring from the ...Read More »
A lawyer whose wife sold knock-off fashion accessories on the Internet ended up defending both a $2 million trademark infringement suit and Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges. The lawsuit – criticized as “legal extortion” in one pleading – cost the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...
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A father’s “perks” from a family home-building business – rent-free quarters and a company car – counted as income when calculating support for his three children, a Fairfax Circuit Court decided after a four-day trial that delved into company accounts. ...Read More »
A mother convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal overdose of her two-year-old daughter was cleared of that crime with a ruling by the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The court reversed and dismissed the criminal charge that ...Read More »
A suspended Virginia lawyer launched an election campaign for circuit court clerk despite pending state bar charges that he improperly used trust money for personal purposes. Kevin L. Cash is scheduled to face the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on ...Read More »
Employers are well served to develop a strategy for hiring. One strategy may be the “defensive hiring process.” Although the name sounds bad, the strategy itself is sound. Defensive hiring allows the company to identify the most qualified candidates for ...
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