A new case from Hanover County demonstrates once again what happens when companies write noncompete agreements that overreach. They get tossed out the door. In Specialty Marketing Inc. v. Lawrence (VLW 010-8-061), the employee signed a noncompete as part of ...Read More »
Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush reminded those at the Virginia Trial Lawyer Association’s annual convention on Saturday, “The Supreme Court has a lof of faith that, if given the opportunity, the jury will get it right.” The court had ...Read More »
In what may be the first insurance coverage decision arising from the wave of Chinese drywall lawsuits, a Norfolk federal judge held Wednesday that a home builder who voluntarily fixed drywall-related problems in customers’ homes is not entitled to reimbursement ...
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Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Republican Del. Sam Nixon today as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency. Nixon, a delegate since 1994, is a senior consultant for CapTech Ventures, and long has been regarded as among the ...
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Thirteen other states joined together to sue the federal government in a Pensacola, Fla., federal court, hoping to block the health care plan now signed into law by President Obama. By contrast, Virginia’s attorney general does a solo act with ...Read More »
A med-mal plaintiff can tack on court costs to his $1.8 million jury award, a Richmond federal court says. U.S. District Judge Robert Payne rejected a surgeon’s claim that paying his former patient $2,706.88 in costs would bump the award ...Read More »
The wife of a former Greensboro, N.C., lawyer won a $9-million award for alienation of affection against a former college dean who was accused of luring the lawyer-husband away from domestic fidelity. The verdict might have been inflated by the ...Read More »