A Richmond lawyer who had a high-volume real estate practice has surrendered his law license after findings of long-time lapses in bookkeeping and registration as a settlement agent. G. Dean Foster borrowed money to cover errors in his trust account ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG – Roanoke lawyer Thomas R. Bagby became president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s annual meeting in late January. The other new officers of the VBA: John L. Walker III of Richmond as president-elect, Harry M. “Pete” ...Read More »
Both the House and Senate money committees are more generous to the courts than Virginia’s governor in terms of allocating money for judgeships. The House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees last week recommended filling more vacant judgeships than the 15 ...Read More »
A disabled Gloucester County woman has won a record-tying $5 million verdict for a fall in a supermarket. But her path to that victory wasn’t easy – she was shut out by the first jury she faced and needed a ...Read More »
The American Arbitration Association has announced the launch of what it calls the first online arbitration and mediation tool, known as ClauseBuilder. The tool – which can be found at www.clausebuilder.org – provides parties with the AAA’s standard arbitration agreement. ...
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Family law mediators’ right to keep certain information confidential will be enhanced under a bill passed by the Virginia House of Delegates and awaiting action in a Senate courts committee. House Bill 1795, which passed the full House on Jan. ...Read More »
Lawyers and legislators from various Virginia locales, including populous Fairfax County, say Gov. Bob McDonnell missed the mark when he proposed money to fill certain judgeships. The governor overlooked areas badly in need of judicial help, in part because the ...Read More »
(AP) — Virginia is set to receive about $3.5 million as part of a multi-state settlement with a Florida-based mortgage loan default services company over allegations of misconduct. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Thursday he has joined 44 other attorneys ...
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The pace for adoption of predictive coding in discovery is accelerating, say lawyers familiar with using computers for mass document review. One Virginia court was an early adopter. In April 2012, Loudoun Circuit Judge James H. Chamblin issued a two-page ...Read More »