A Virginia trial judge has no “inherent authority” to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor after he found the defendant guilty of grand larceny in a bench trial, the Virginia Court of Appeals said today. The defendant was hoping for ...Read More »
Winchester lawyer Paul H. Thomson, a former commonwealth’s attorney, pleaded guilty Monday to five criminal charges, most involving efforts to hide his relationship with a man who supplied him with cocaine. Thomson, 56, signed a plea deal Sunday that calls ...Read More »
Jim Fisher has been appointed Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney by the judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit, effective July 1. Fisher, currently the chief deputy attorney in Loudoun County, will serve the balance of a term that ends Dec. 31. ...Read More »
D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O’Regan Keary saw a familar face in the jury pool during voir dire on Wednesday: Her husband Tom. She knew Tom was on jury dury and they had joked it would be funny if he ...Read More »
A Fairfax circuit jury has awarded $22,000 to a cabbie struck from behind on the Washington Beltway last year. In the case, the plaintiff made allegations that the defendant was drunk, was speeding at 85 mph and was having sex ...Read More »
The “Beltway Sex” case got under way yesterday in Fairfax Circuit Court. The allegations: The plaintiff in the case says the defendant was drunk, going 85 miles an hour on the Beltway and having sex at the time of the ...Read More »
Employees who think they’re eligible for overtime pay now can keep their timesheets on a new smart phone application developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Fair Labor Standards Act calls for overtime pay for certain classes of employees ...Read More »
Judges, including Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, substituted for celebrities on Friday in the version of Hollywood Squares that the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar dubbed Judiciary Squares. The judges were given evidence-related questions and contestants – and ...
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An employer must reimburse a claimant for mileage under a workers’ compensation award even though the claimant has no fixed residential address, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ruled. In a split decision released yesterday in Vann v. Martin Brower ...
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