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 »
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are defending a Virginia Beach woman who was told by city officials she could not raise chickens on her property. The Rutherford Institute says it is challenging in state Supreme Court a city ...Read More »
A disabled Henry County woman keeps a $1.85 million award – reduced from a jury verdict of $6.5 million – as a Roanoke City circuit judge rejected defense claims that the sum awarded did not line up with past awards ...Read More »
(AP) — Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend to death are asking the state appeals court for a new trial, arguing the evidence in the case didn’t support a second-degree murder conviction ...Read More »