U.S. District Judge James Jones minced no words denying lawyer John Flannery’s claim that the judge had secret meetings with prosecutors in the Paul Thomson cocaine case. “Mr. Flannery’s assertion is outrageously false and unfounded,” Jones wrote in an order ...Read More »
After a failed appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia, a previously imposed 12-month suspension for Norfolk-based attorney Curtis Brown is now effective. A panel of Norfolk Circuit Court judges found that he made false statements to a jury during ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed today the largest jury verdict in Virginia in 2009, a $13.5 million false advertising judgment for PBM Products LLC, the Virginia-based manufacturer of store-brand baby formula. The verdict was against Mead Johnson ...
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A free telephone CLE seminar will be presented at noon Thursday for attorneys wanting to provide pro bono services for those affected by tornadoes recently in Pulaski, Gloucester and Mathews counties, among other localities. Those attending the seminar will be ...
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With financial pressures putting the squeeze on state budgets across the country, it’s no surprise Virginia is not the only state where money battles put judges and lawmakers at odds. The Charlotte Observer reports the North Carolina legislature is seeking ...Read More »
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed the General Assembly’s redistricting plan this afternoon, citing concerns about several elements of the realignment of Senate districts. The districts in the Senate plan are not compact and do not preserve locality lines and communities ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears the fewest oral arguments and issues the fewest published opinions of the federal circuit courts. Its decision earlier this week affirming a partnership deal for a TV series raises the question of ...Read More »