It hasn’t been a good month so far for the image of lawyers. First there was the judge in DC who filed the $67 million lawsuit over a lost pair of pants. Amazingly, his claim is going forward, with a ...
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And the winner is … The Norfolk office of McGuireWoods, which won the Attorney General’s Cup by donating 42,824 pounds of food—1,338 pounds per person in the office—in the Legal Food Frenzy competition among Virginia law firms. The competition raised ...Read More »
With so many mediators out there mediating, ethical issues are bound to arise. Over the past few years, mediator complaints and ethics issues have prompted governing bodies to consider revisions to the various guidelines, standards and procedures related to certification ...
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Poor English skills did not keep two Hispanic union members from being bound by their union contract’s mandatory arbitration clause for complaints of discrimination, the 4th Circuit ruled yesterday in Aleman v. Chugach Support Services (VLW 007-2-070). The two Hispanic ...Read More »
A Richmond federal judge didn’t follow a stair-step approach in sentencing a felon with a firearm, so the defendant gets a second shot at sentencing. Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit released an unpublished opinion in U.S. v. Tinsley, vacating ...Read More »
Virginia Senators John Warner and Jim Webb have recommended candidates they say are “outstanding Virginians with exemplary qualifications” for federal judgeships in the Eastern District of Virginia: ? Joanne F. Alper of Arlington, a Virginia circuit judge in Arlington County ...Read More »
Virginia Solicitor General William E. Thro unsuccessfully asserted the sovereignty of the commonwealth in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal of a lesbian mother who is attempting to sever the parental rights of her former partner. In ...Read More »
The Virginian-Pilot has obtained the ethics complaint that Virginia Beach circuit judges filed against Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey L. Bryant III and Bryant’s formal response to the complaint. The judges said they were concerned about reports that Bryant had said at ...Read More »