Buy local, when shopping for legal services. Or if you hire pricey out-of-town lawyers, they should be prepared to accept fees on par with what local counsel are paid. When awarding fees, price-sensitive Richmond federal judges already have resisted ordering ...Read More »
A fatal accident blamed on two different drunken drivers has brought a $5 million verdict against both drivers. A Roanoke County jury delivered the verdict March 11 after a five-day trial over who was to blame for the death of ...Read More »
(AP) The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Virginia anti-sodomy law that remains on the books a decade after a similar Texas statute was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 2-1 ruling March 12, a ...Read More »
(AP) Virginia’s death row population has dwindled to eight from a peak of 57 in 1995, and it’s not just because of the state’s efficiency in carrying out capital punishment. A couple of death sentences have been erased recently — ...Read More »
CHESAPEAKE (AP) A Chesapeake judge says an Iraq war veteran must start anew to get personalized license plates that include a term deemed offensive by some Arab-Americans. Sean Bujno’s plate reads: “ICUHAJI,” which can be read to state: “I See ...Read More »
Struggling to get meetings with prospective clients? Larry Bodine, a legal marketing expert and editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, said the first thing to do is to throw away some common ideas of marketing. He rejected several traditional methods lawyers use to ...
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Two Virginia lawyers – Anthony P. Giorno of Roanoke and Terrence L. Graves of Richmond – have been inducted as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The college was founded in 1950 and is an invitation-only professional association ...Read More »
A bank’s ex-CEO who seeks severance pay lives to fight another day after a Norfolk federal judge rejected the bank’s preemptive strike. When Scott C. Harvard demanded the severance payment, Shore Bank, his former employer, filed suit in federal court ...Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security published a new form for verifying employment eligibility on March 8, and every business in America needs to pay attention. “This affects every U.S. employer,” said Christine Mehfoud, an immigration lawyer in Richmond. Form I-9 ...
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