FAIRFAX—Last Friday, 11/11/11, was the day of the 10th annual “Jazz 4 Justice” concert at George Mason University. It also was Veterans Day, which gave this year’s performance its theme. The GMU Jazz Ensemble played “The Music of World War ...Read More »
Tortfeasor. I never had heard that word until September 1982, when it cropped up in my first-semester Torts class. The guy who commits a civil wrong isn’t a wrongdoer, or a miscreant, or even a bad guy. He is a ...Read More »
If you heard that a lawyer prepared a document and used cut-and-paste to include opposing counsel’s signature (without her permission), then submitted it to the court, what do you think the bar sanction should be? A tut-tut and an admonition ...Read More »
You might have missed this item last week. But the Justice Department has proposed new regulations to interpret the Freedom of Information Act that are logic-bending. In cases involving national security or law enforcement, some agencies now are allowed to ...
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WILLIAMSBURG—Richmond lawyer Lisa Frisina Clement became president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys today at the group’s annual meeting at the Kingsmill Resort. The VADA was founded in 1968; Clement is the first woman to lead the defense bar. ...
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Civil war aficionados here in Virginia have been angry at the state of Minnesota for years, because officials at the Minnesota Historical Society have refused to return a Virginia battle flag that was taken at the Battle of Gettysburg. This ...Read More »