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What not to cite

In this week’s VLW, Deborah Elkins recounts the unfortunate experience of a lawyer who went to court with the wrong weapon.  The lawyer argued using a case that — unknown to him — had been overruled.  We can now authoritatively ...

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Break-room comments no basis for suit

What are the boundaries for break-room chatter about the current presidential campaign? As this historic campaign heats up, employers may wonder about how or whether to monitor workplace political discussion. Hot-button issues of race and gender make for lively discussions ...

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Second homeowners’ suit is rejected

A second lawsuit challenging the authority of a Virginia homeowners’ association has been thrown out of court. The winners last week were property owner groups in both the large-scale gated community of Lake Holiday in Frederick County and the small Dogwood Valley ...

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Second homeowners’ suit is rejected

A second lawsuit challenging the authority of a Virginia homeowners’ association has been thrown out of court. The winners last week were property owner groups in both the large-scale gated community of Lake Holiday in Frederick County and the small Dogwood Valley ...

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Thro to move to Christopher Newport

William E. Thro will step down next week after four years as Virginia’s solicitor general to become university counsel at Christopher Newport University. Thro’s deputy, Stephen R. McCullough will become solicitor general. The solicitor section in the attorney general’s office ...

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The NRC’s secret plan for less secrecy

That seems to be one possible take on this story from The (Lynchburg) News & Advance. The Lynchburg area is home to a plant (right) that processes highly-enriched uranium, the stuff that’s used in Navy nuclear reactors.  It’s not always ...

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Warner ducks TV debate

Just as former Gov. Mark Warner was basking in the limelight after his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver comes word that he’s balked at a broadcast debate with his Republican foe back in Virginia. According to ...

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As Jimmy Durante said …

… everybody wants to get into the act. Today comes word from Washington Post blogger Tim Craig that Terry McAuliffe, energetic Democratic fundraiser, McLean businessman, and lawyer who apparently has never practiced law, is considering a run for governor. McAuliffe ...

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Abingdon’s Rogers Stuart dies

Former delegate and former Virginia Bar Association president George Rogers Clark Stuart of Abingdon died Saturday at 83.  According to his obituary in the Bristol Herald Courier, Mr. Stuart served in decisive Army action in World War II.  He practiced ...

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