The Virginia State Bar has dismissed discipline charges against a lawyer for failing to honor a large lien claimed by a pre-settlement funding company. Hampton attorney Stephen M. Smith argued the lender was “using the Virginia State Bar as a ...Read More »
A motorist who said he was misled by a confusing highway sign has managed to beat a traffic ticket for driving solo on a Northern Virginia high occupancy highway. In a 12-page opinion, Fairfax County Circuit Judge Randy I. Bellows ...Read More »
More than 20,000 legal practitioners worldwide have abandoned their adversarial, win-at-all-costs approach in favor of a more holistic method. The growing integrative law movement draws on everything from mediation to neuroscience to find out-of-court solutions that safeguard clients’ emotional and ...
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A medical malpractice insurance company is asking a federal judge to rule it has no duty to provide lawyers to defend Roanoke doctors being sued by patients claiming they contracted meningitis from tainted steroid injections. Two radiologists facing at least ...Read More »
A jury can decide whether one doctor defamed another in a clash over treatment of a patient who died after being struck by a tractor-trailer, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on Oct. 31. Dr. Bradley J. Cashion, an anesthesiologist, ...Read More »
A New York investment advisor who hoped to build a large-scale bomb shelter in rural Virginia to defend against weapons of mass destruction has won a $1.76-million jury verdict against the Texas company that supplied the shelter components. In his ...Read More »
A circuit judge up for re-election at the coming General Assembly session may confront questions about his curt treatment of a lawyer during a 2009 courtroom exchange that prompted a disciplinary charge. That year, Bedford County Circuit Judge James W. ...Read More »