Given the complexity of federal sentencing jurisprudence, it would not be surprising if the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seem reluctant to shake up a sentencing scheme that Congress and the courts have relied upon for more than a ...Read More »
State Senate Republicans muscled a surreptitious redraft of Virginia’s 40 Senate districts to passage Monday by a single vote over bitter objections from Democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move. On a party line 20-19 vote after limited debate, Republicans ...
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BOSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, crime writer Patricia Cornwell has famously dramatized the life of a fictional medical examiner in her best-selling books. Now, she has her own personal drama unfolding in federal court. Cornwell, a wildly ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia Beach company has been ordered to restore more than $77,000 to its 401(k) plan and pay a civil penalty of more than $15,000. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the consent judgment against Cardservice of ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its annual compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts.” A total of 20 qualifying verdicts made the list for 2012, the same number reported in last year’s survey. For inclusion in the survey, a verdict ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has refused — again — to tie the hands of trial court judges who want to control disposition of criminal charges in some cases. The latest pronouncement in a string of decisions since the touchstone ...Read More »
A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...
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