A lawyer cannot discover the identity of an online poster who called her a “run of the mill court appointed attorney,” a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. That wasn’t even the worst of the comments offered by a John Doe ...Read More »
Five young women injured by carbon monoxide poisoning in a Blacksburg apartment in 2007 are asking for more than $100 million in damages as their cases move toward a January trial date. The poisoning incident at an off-campus apartment complex ...Read More »
The goals for a trial are the “Three Cs”: Control, credibility and confidence. That includes effective witness preparation, for which there are many moving parts. In the past, I’ve established “10 Rules” for a successful litigation (they appear below); following ...
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With new laws passed by the 2014 General Assembly taking effect July 1, trial lawyers will see changes to the Virginia Rules of Evidence affecting introduction of business records as well as reforms in criminal procedure governing prior bad acts ...Read More »
The General Assembly passed a new state budget June 12 – including money for filling some judicial vacancies – but only after adopting a Republican-backed amendment to ensure that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH – Neither lawyers who want to leave a law firm nor those who remain would be able to contact the firm’s clients until the two sides have tried to forge a joint letter advising clients of the breakup, ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser says she will step down from the court this year to enjoy more time with her husband, family and personal endeavors. After 16 years on the high court, and more than three ...Read More »