A father’s retirement account will go to his two children, and not to his surviving spouse, because their right to the money vested when the father and mother divorced, the Virginia Court of Appeals said on Jan. 28. When Sandra ...Read More »
A father may sue social workers for emotional distress he says resulted from their years-long pursuit of a claim that he sexually abused his small daughter. Using the pseudonym John T. Nelson, the plaintiff father first sued in 2006, alleging ...Read More »
Six associates departing en masse from a Richmond personal injury law firm this month claimed the firm owner locked them out of the law firm’s buildings and blocked them from their computer calendars and case files. The departing lawyers obtained ...Read More »
Just 10 days after he left office as Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges they accepted gifts and loans from a businessman in exchange for help in promoting his ...Read More »
In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2013.” Eighteen qualifying verdicts were reported to Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2013. This number is slightly down from the 2012 compilation, where 20 cases made the ...
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A Richmond-based hospital company claims a former employee and his lawyers improperly helped themselves to acquire private company information amid litigation over an alleged hospital kickback scheme. A federal judge has agreed that the purported whistleblower and his lawyers used ...Read More »
In a new decision on a highly charged issue, the Supreme Court of Virginia has taken a broad view of a trial judge’s inherent authority to consider different outcomes for those who plead guilty to criminal charges. The high court ...Read More »