NORFOLK–Virginia Lawyers Weekly won first place for feature story writing at the 2010 Virginia Press Association news, editorial and photo awards, announced Saturday night at the VPA’s annual meeting in Norfolk. The winning piece was “A Veterans Day Story,” written ...Read More »
White-collar defense lawyer Patrick O’Donnell used a war story to warm up the crowd yesterday at the Norfolk-Portsmouth annual bench-bar conference. During a discussion of e-discovery with a panel of state and federal judges, several jurists showed they work to ...
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The House of Delegates made quick work of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s veto of legislation that would raise the state’s cap on medical malpractice awards from $2 million to $3 million over 20 years. After barely 10 minutes of discussion, the ...Read More »
Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has appointed Loudoun Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne as chairman of the 22-member committee to study realignment of the state’s judicial circuits and districts. The committee includes Virginia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Walter S. ...Read More »
Portsmouth Circuit Judge James Hawks called the verdict for a merchant seaman “appallingly excessive.” The verdict – for $20 million compensatory damages and $5 million in punitives – was among the largest ever reported in Virginia, but the defendant shipping ...Read More »
Police use of a GPS system to track a sex offender in an Arlington County abduction case has survived a rehearing en banc in the Virginia Court of Appeals. But the appellate court refused to endorse the investigative technique. Instead, ...Read More »
Few will be surprised, but it’s now official: former Gov. Tim Kaine is running for Jim Webb’s U.S. Senate seat. His announcement video is here. Kaine is expected to face Webb’s predecessor, George Allen, for the the Senate post. -Posted ...Read More »