Attorneys handling complex civil litigation in Northern Virginia are making use of a new benchmark to win higher fee awards from federal judges, including a 2011 award of more than $4 million. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has ...Read More »
A woman’s offer to retrieve extra refreshments from her home for a neighborhood party left her liable for a $125,000 jury award when her dog bit the neighbor who accompanied her to her home. Veterinarian records had flagged the defendants’ ...Read More »
A woman who pretended to be a lawyer and pocketed $6,000 in retainer payments from a group of disaffected church members has been sentenced to three years in prison. The three-year sentence for Leslee Newsome-Bridgeman, formerly of Chesterfield County, came ...Read More »
A Frederick County landowner has prevailed against his homeowners association in a case that weighed just how far an HOA is allowed to push restrictive covenants. The court awarded $77,344 in damages and fees after acknowledging the HOA exceeded its ...Read More »
An architect hired to help a couple build a home with a mountain view won over $28,000 in fees and interest after the owners fired him. Although the parties used a standard form contract from the American Institute of Architects, ...Read More »
If a tree falls in a homeowner’s association, who pays for the removal? The association cannot recover the costs of removing a tree that fell from a common area onto a homeowner’s condominium, a Richmond Circuit Court judge has determined. ...Read More »
BRISTOL (AP) — Virginia’s inspector general is investigating whether one of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s assistants improperly offered legal advice to two energy companies, including a subsidiary of a corporation that has donated more than $100,000 to Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign. ...
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