Founders of the Innocence Project will receive the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Foundation medal in law. Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld created the Innocence Project in 1992 as a nonprofit legal clinic in New York City, according to the ...Read More »
A credit reporting service has escaped the Matrix for payment of attorney’s fees for violating federal fair credit reporting statutes. The popular “Laffey Matrix” schedule is used in the Washington, D.C., area to award attorney’s fees. For the second time ...Read More »
Buddhist monks in Virginia Beach have settled their lawsuit against the city over religious services at a home in a residential neighborhood. Under the settlement filed in federal court Monday, the City Council will consider giving the monks a permit ...Read More »
Justice is finally served for a Maryland man whose body was found in Loudoun County thirteen years ago. Nancy Jean Siegel, a woman who allegedly spent much of her life stealing and spending other people’s money, has been convicted of ...Read More »
Americans today do not make the kinds of sacrifices their forebears did, laments U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in an appearance yesterday at Washington & Lee University. Justice Thomas rarely makes public speeches, the Associated Press reports, but was ...Read More »
The 4th Circuit, on a narrow point, overturned failure-to-register convictions for four Virginia sex offenders. The ruling was based on a timing issue and did not reach deeper questions about the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, reports The Roanoke ...
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Virginia p.i. lawyers have some leeway on when to name a number to a jury. Some lawyers like to name a dollar figure during voir dire, testing potential jurors for sticker shock over a high-dollar ad damnum. Newport News lawyer ...Read More »