Despite a medical examiner’s initial conclusion that a Westmoreland County woman committed suicide, a jury this month decided the woman’s husband was complicit in her 2010 death and awarded the wife’s estate $8 million. The result in the unusual civil ...Read More »
A man who donated sperm to help a friend conceive a child is the child’s legal father, with the right to share joint legal and physical custody with the protesting mother, a Roanoke judge has ruled. The parties had been ...Read More »
A Virginia-based consumer debt buyer has agreed to pay $300,000 and abandon millions of dollars of court judgments against debtors in New York to settle claims of improper debt collection actions in that state. The settlement, involving Norfolk’s Portfolio Recovery ...
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Federal appeals court judges aggressively questioned lawyers on both sides of Virginia's potentially landmark gay marriage case Tuesday while hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse.Read More »
It’s official. A business can no longer look the other way, or shrug helplessly, when a customer is harassing an employee of the business. An employer can be liable for a hostile work environment created by a third party not ...Read More »
Same-sex marriage, parenting by gay couples, alleged terrorist conspiracies. These hot-button social issues are in the headlines, almost daily. What may come as a surprise is these issues are showing up in insurance coverage cases. One federal judge is having ...Read More »
A Newport News driver beat a red light camera citation this month using an argument that could undermine other “photo-red” tickets in Virginia. Lawyers have tried various means to challenge red light camera citations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport ...Read More »
A series of recent legal ethics charges suggests Virginia lawyers ought to think carefully about what they say when judges demand their version of events. Three lawyers are in trouble with the Virginia State Bar after judges became skeptical about ...Read More »
As the expression goes, “the clothes make the man.” Apparently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agrees, recently issuing new guidance on employee rights with regard to religious garb and grooming. Claims of religious discrimination in violation of Title VII have ...
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