“You’re dead to me,” is a curse that strikes hard. It hits hard too when a federal judge tells a lawyer her client’s case is “dead,” even as the lawyer argues that it is “alive and kicking” despite a dispute ...Read More »
As if bar candidates cramming legal knowledge didn’t have enough to worry about with the looming Virginia bar examination, word is out that bar examiners have been casting a critical eye on candidates’ writing ability. The Virginia Board of Bar ...Read More »
HARRISONBURG (AP) — A judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against a Pennsylvania man accused of throwing away Virginia voter registration forms. Colin Small, 23, of Phoenixville, Pa., was charged in October 2012 with four misdemeanor counts of destroying voter registration forms, eight ...
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A proposed Virginia State Bar Legal Ethics Opinion has drawn fire from lawyers who work in juvenile and domestic relations courts. Under proposed LEO 1870, a child is considered to be “represented” by a guardian ad litem when lawyers try ...Read More »
(AP) A Richmond prosecutor has cleared Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of criminal wrongdoing for failing to promptly report thousands of dollars in personal gifts he had received years earlier, including a vacation and a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney ...
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In a suit alleging tortious interference and breach of contract by a former employee and his new employer, the lawyers reached a $1.8 million settlement before discovery even changed hands. IT product solutions reseller Govplace charged a former salesperson with secretly reaching a new employment agreement with competitor Universal Understanding and then diverting sales opportunities while still employed at Govplace, costing the company millions of dollars.Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court’s decision granting federal benefits to married, same-sex couples means that he and his spouse, Stephen McNabb, can one day be buried together at ...Read More »
A lawyer who failed to make an $8,250 disbursement after a 2008 loan closing without ever explaining or repaying the money has been disbarred by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Jeanne Lynn Dove-Taylor of King George served as a ...Read More »