A lawyer whose wife sold knock-off fashion accessories on the Internet ended up defending both a $2 million trademark infringement suit and Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges. The lawsuit – criticized as “legal extortion” in one pleading – cost the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...
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A father’s “perks” from a family home-building business – rent-free quarters and a company car – counted as income when calculating support for his three children, a Fairfax Circuit Court decided after a four-day trial that delved into company accounts. ...Read More »
A mother convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal overdose of her two-year-old daughter was cleared of that crime with a ruling by the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The court reversed and dismissed the criminal charge that ...Read More »
A suspended Virginia lawyer launched an election campaign for circuit court clerk despite pending state bar charges that he improperly used trust money for personal purposes. Kevin L. Cash is scheduled to face the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board on ...Read More »
Employers are well served to develop a strategy for hiring. One strategy may be the “defensive hiring process.” Although the name sounds bad, the strategy itself is sound. Defensive hiring allows the company to identify the most qualified candidates for ...
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on April 20, addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. Wellness programs, which are otherwise regulated ...
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“Spawned from the need to confront a policy that offended personal and professional dignity,” African-American lawyers in Virginia began organizing 75 years ago to form the Old Dominion Bar Association, according to ODBA history. Members of the statewide bar group ...Read More »
A homebuyer who discovered rotten support beams and a cracked foundation in her house four years after purchase can sue her own agent and the seller’s agent under the Real Estate Brokers Act, a Norfolk Circuit judge has ruled. The ...Read More »
A newspaper’s dogged pursuit of a collection of Virginia court records raises questions about whether the state public information law applies to court documents and how difficult it is for officials to generate reports from a government database. The dispute ...Read More »