A Virginia tort reform package has been launched from a House of Delegates subcommittee after trial lawyers and business groups hammered out a compromise on five key bills. Separately, the bills may look like so much tinkering around the edges ...Read More »
(AP) — The Virginia Senate will consider legislation backed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to automatically restore nonviolent felons’ voting rights after the measure won a committee’s endorsement Tuesday. The Privileges and Elections Committee voted 10-5 to endorse a resolution calling for ...Read More »
Virginia’s “relief valve” for the wrongly convicted could be opened a notch or two with changes now moving through the General Assembly. Supporters – led by Virginia’s attorney general – say reforms to the state’s “actual innocence” process could make ...Read More »
State Senate Republicans muscled a surreptitious redraft of Virginia’s 40 Senate districts to passage Monday by a single vote over bitter objections from Democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move. On a party line 20-19 vote after limited debate, Republicans ...
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BOSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, crime writer Patricia Cornwell has famously dramatized the life of a fictional medical examiner in her best-selling books. Now, she has her own personal drama unfolding in federal court. Cornwell, a wildly ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia Beach company has been ordered to restore more than $77,000 to its 401(k) plan and pay a civil penalty of more than $15,000. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the consent judgment against Cardservice of ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its annual compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts.” A total of 20 qualifying verdicts made the list for 2012, the same number reported in last year’s survey. For inclusion in the survey, a verdict ...
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