A Richmond federal court has refused to dismiss a former assistant attorney general’s claim that Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office paid her less than similarly situated male AAGs during her five-year tenure with the office. Herring contended the plaintiff, classified ...Read More »
Lawyers who write wills have been winning clients with advice on “how to avoid probate.” This marketing pitch may draw estate-planning clients, but delivering for the client has led to a downturn in business for Virginia’s commissioners of accounts, who ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia says the hurdles for getting past a shell corporation to reach the owners’ assets may not be too high. In a ruling June 2, the court gave a second chance to a Fluvanna County contractor ...Read More »
Will-writing lawyers are wasting little time before they start to draft a possible legislative fix for a June 2 decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia that has sparked worries about their long-term liability exposure. The court upheld a six-figure ...Read More »
After months of preparation, a pair of University of Virginia law students, their professor seated behind them, stood before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and argued against the federal Bureau of Prisons. A decade of a man’s life was on the line. And the law students prevailed against the government.Read More »
An Augusta County circuit judge may have aided political foes of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe with a critical review of McAuliffe’s executive order restoring civil rights for more than 200,000 convicted felons. The judge rejected a criminal defendant’s request to ...Read More »
A national tax debt relief business headquartered in Virginia is under scrutiny as the Virginia State Bar has leveled a series of misconduct charges against the lawyer who founded it. The bar claims that the lawyer still controls the corporation ...Read More »