U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson promised a decision within 30 days on whether Virginia has standing to challenge the federal health care law. The judge heard about two hours of arguments today on the federal government’s motion to dismiss the ...Read More »
For the first time in U.S. history, vampires have been allowed into the halls of justice. The fever for vampires – who seem to have taken over our popular culture – has invaded a federal courtroom. Vampires tend to be ...Read More »
Andrew Harding of Harrisonburg has been elected to the Virginia State Bar Council representing the 26th judicial circuit. He replaces George Shanks who now is VSB president-elect. Harding outpolled Carter Foulds of Winchester 101-77 in a special election. By Peter ...
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Virginia’s two U.S. Senators have recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski of Roanoke and federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen of Norfolk for two vacant federal district judgeships in Virginia. Urbanski has served as a magistrate judge in the Western ...Read More »
Norfolk Circuit Judge Mary Jane Hall will allow small groups of plaintiffs to try their Chinese drywall cases together, rejecting defense arguments that disparate personal injury claims would make trial consolidation unfair. Hall announced her decision in a June 23 ...Read More »
Attorney’s fees are the cherry on the sundae for an IP lawyer who wins a trademark case. It takes an “exceptional” case for a fee award under 15 U.S.C. § 1117(a). The 4th Circuit has decided a pair of such ...Read More »
Virginia’s state prison population has remained relatively stable over the past two years, while state prison population in the U.S. as a whole has dropped for the first time since 1972. Over 1.6 million people were serving time in state ...Read More »