Donald W. Lemons was formally invested as the 26th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia on Jan. 8, capping his first week presiding over oral arguments as the chief justice. Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn welcomed an overflow crowd of legal ...Read More »
A pregnancy discrimination case argued last month to the United States Supreme Court is compelling employers to take a closer look at whether pregnant employees should be offered light-duty work, just like employees who suffer on-the-job injuries. When decided by ...Read More »
A case once cited as evidence of Mexican drug cartels fueling U.S. drug trafficking is now provoking conflicting views among appellate judges about racial factors involved in police traffic stops. Three federal appeals court judges split in analyzing the possibility ...Read More »
Full-scale courthouse litigation is pricing itself out of the market of corporate affordability. Except for truly “bet the company” matters, the costs of extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports and challenges, not to mention a full hearing, are becoming prohibitive. ...
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The document that inaugurated the concept of constitutional government eight centuries ago will get an international celebration this year, with a grand premiere in Williamsburg this month. A renowned British historian and an authoritative Virginia constitutional law professor will join ...Read More »
A woman who says she was subjected to frequent lewd comments by a co-worker can go forward with her Title VII hostile environment claim against her company, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The woman and the ...Read More »
After a lawyer fought for two years against charges of unethical conduct in a domestic violence case, a three-judge panel took 15 minutes to exonerate her this month. The lawyer claimed the ethics charges were the result of overreaching by ...Read More »