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Spam: The Next Generation

Spam, i.e., unwanted e-mail, won’t go away. At least the spammers are getting funnier. Check out your spam filter some time to see what’s been blocked. Use the same care and caution you’d use when opening a full trash can ...

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Challenge to New Kent assessments rejected

New Kent Circuit Judge Thomas B. Hoover rejected today a challenge to the reassessment of real estate in the county. Property owners had filed a petition with Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Linwood Gregory under Code Sec. 58.1-3003 that required him to ...

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Disbarred lawyer convicted of fraud

Stephen T. Conrad, the disbarred Woodbridge lawyer suspected of taking more than $3.5 million  from his personal injury and workers’ compensation clients, pleaded guilty today to federal fraud charges. This press release from the U.S. attorney’s office has the details ...

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Employer FMLA win reversed

A finance manager for a car dealership gets another chance to prove her claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Aug. 15. In an unpublished opinion in Krenzke v. Alexandria ...

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Wagner enters LG race

As expected, two weeks after announcing her resignation from the Kaine cabinet, Norfolk lawyer Jody Wagner has filed as a candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor. In her bid for the 2009 Democratic LG nomination, Wagner faces Russell County businessman Jon ...

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NALP releases new lawyer figures

Not all the economic news nowadays is gloomy. Or maybe the latest data on lawyer hiring just tracks those last few months before the economic tide turned. Data released at the end of July by the National Association for Law ...

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Where is Vick’s money?

That seems to be a key question for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro as he seeks to make sense of Michael Vick’s financial affairs. As reported in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Santoro has ordered a hearing on Sept. 5 to explore ...

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