While the Justice Department and a private attorney celebrate a $1.4 billion settlement for Eli Lilly’s misbranding of the drug Zyprexa, the ACLU is throwing down a challenge to the secrecy provisions of the law that made it possible. The ...Read More »
A group of 85 employees of the hospital in Patrick County have sued the former hospital operator over unpaid wages. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the workers at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital are owed two to four weeks’ ...Read More »
Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...Read More »
The feds say a criminal organization took in $11 million for supplying illegal workers to hotels and other businesses. The Virginian-Pilot reports that 22 suspects were were arrested and brought into U.S. District Court yesterday. According to the indictment, the ...
Tagged with: CriminalRead More »
The full Virginia Court of Appeals split sharply today on the precision required to preserve for appeal challenges to summary contempt convictions. The result is that two attorneys and an assistant who was a third-year law student at the time ...Read More »
The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists. According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...
Tagged with: First AmendmentRead More »
The Virginia Organizing Project is working to restore voting rights for felons who have served their time, according to the C-Ville Weekly. One of the activists pushing for legislative reform says, under current law, an application for restoration of civil ...Read More »
Court records show a fourth person has died from a heroin overdose linked to a Centreville drug ring. Most of those involved are 19 or 20 years of age. The Washington Post reports that the case has unveiled the recent ...Read More »