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Albemarle prosecutor claims online harassment by ex-lover (access required)

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Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Y. Lunsford is alleging that a high-profile Missouri attorney harassed her online, posting semi-nude pictures of her after their intimate relationship ended. That Missouri attorney has responded with a litany of accusations about Lunsford. On ...

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HIPAA time: Covered entities can no longer put off compliance (access required)

HIPAA Deadline

September has been a busy month for attorneys guiding doctors, hospitals, medical providers and those that do business with them. September 23 marks the enforcement deadline for entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under the 563-page ...

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Mediation plan questioned in meningitis cases (access required)

Fungal meningitis

Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...

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A compelling read for today’s attorney (access required)

Tomorrow's Lawyers Cover

In his 2008 book, “The End of Lawyers?”, Richard Susskind employed the compelling metaphor of the shift from individually tailored clothes to mass manufacture to suggest that law practice is undergoing similarly dramatic change. His title wondered aloud what percentage ...

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Arbitration clause enforced against housekeeper (access required)

Housekeeper

A businessman who had his live-in housekeeper sign an arbitration clause when she started work at his house six years ago can use the clause to keep her job-related claims out of court, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. ...

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Bill would require FOIA disclosures for SCC

Virginia Capitol

Del. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, wants to shine more light on the workings of the State Corporation Commission by making the state agency subject to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Surovell won a measure of success on Sept. 12, when the ...

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Quality of clients = Quality of practice (access required)

Clients

If you, like many of your colleagues, have stocked your practice with clients that aren’t a good fit, you’ll spend much of your career feeling frustrated, unappreciated and resentful. What’s more, you’ll never realize your income potential or find real ...

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Lawyer contributions: Attorneys’ political giving leans to GOP (access required)

Political Contributions anchor

With Republicans effectively in control of the Virginia governorship and both houses of the General Assembly, lawyers have been leaning to the red side in making political campaign contributions this year. The trend holds even for trial lawyers, often seen ...

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