Frederick County Circuit Judge John Prosser has announced he will retire in March. The Northern Virginia Daily reports Prosser advised the public Monday, after notifying the Supreme Court on Friday. Prosser, a former Winchester lawyer, was first appointed to the ...Read More »
An Alexandria U.S. District Court judge says the heightened pleading standard under Twombly and Iqbal does not apply to affirmative defenses. Last year, magistrate judges in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia said the standard – which requires ...Read More »
A Norfolk U.S. District Court has refused to seal an overtime-pay settlement even though the employer argues disclosure of the settlement could prompt other claimants to overvalue their individual cases. The ruling comes in Baker v. Dolgencorp Inc., Virginia’s newest ...
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A federal grand jury has indicted Winchester lawyer and former prosecutor Paul H. Thomson on seven charges, including evidence tampering and cocaine possession. Thomson is accused of attempting to influence the testimony of an accused drug dealer. Meanwhile, Winchester Circuit ...Read More »
Defense lawyers hope to undo a monumental verdict claiming a juror had ties to a plaintiffs’ law firm. A Charlottesville jury last month awarded more than $10.5 million to family members of a woman fatally injured when a concrete mixer ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar website now has a third button to click to check on the status of an attorney – “Attorneys Not in Good Standing.” That button supplements buttons for “Attorneys Without Malpractice Insurance” and “Disciplined Attorneys.” In most ...Read More »