As Virginia legislators considered candidates for newly funded judgeships, some Assembly members openly rejected advice from local lawyers and bar groups about their choices. Controversy over judicial selection emerged in both Chesterfield County and Danville as members of the General ...Read More »
A former CEO for a communications company may discharge a $3.3 million debt for legal fees and costs the company advanced to defend her in shareholder derivative suits and a federal criminal case. When Frances M. Flood, the former chief ...Read More »
Virginia lawyers continue to look for signs of movement in the state of the law on deferred dispositions. A new opinion from the Court of Appeals of Virginia highlights differences among three judges on the procedural posture of a deferred ...
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The ”Virginia way” in politics has taken a beating, but the “Virginia way” of practicing law survives, according to lawyers who regularly square off against each other in court. Civility is the hallmark of the “Virginia way” of law practice, ...Read More »
There’s a growing class of potential clients out there for hungry lawyers: motorists who have had money seized by police who are exercising forfeiture powers. That’s the suggestion of two Virginia lawyers – one a published expert and the other ...Read More »
As lawmakers prepared to interview and select new judges this week, bar leaders have been calling on Assembly members to resist any efforts to trim judicial funding. Earlier this year, the General Assembly included money to fund 36 additional trial ...Read More »
A Norfolk federal judge has rejected an effort by prosecutors in a Medicaid fraud case to disqualify, not only the key defendant’s lawyers, but their entire law firm. The government said the lawyers from the firm of Williams Mullen injected ...Read More »