Two enterprising West Virginia lawyers are soliciting clients to sue West Virginia University, claiming that the school’s decision to award a degree to an under-qualified but well-connected candidate has diminished the value of its degrees across the board. The Huntington ...Read More »
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday unanimously reported to the full Senate the nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) proclaimed, “The Senate is now poised to ...
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Law enforcement officers might dream of headlines about catching public enemies and saving citizens from harm. Unfortunately, those are not the headlines coming out out about Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Anderson. His latest appearance in the news columns concerns ...
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Taboada v. Daily Seven, the premises liability case that greatly expanded the potential liability of hotel operators, has been settled. The case is perhaps better known for the intemperate petition for a rehearing filed by a Roanoke attorney that earned ...Read More »
There will be some new faces in the Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, as two of the people who helped launch the program turn the reins over to new leadership. Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr., of the Supreme Court of Virginia, ...Read More »
It’s a banner week for Newport News lawyer Len Bennett. He’s on the winning side in two federal decisions interpreting the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The big news is the 4th Circuit’s opinion in Saunders v. Branch Banking and Trust ...Read More »
Imagine the surprise of a man who opened the mail to find a subpoena for his 1-year-old son. That’s right, a Harrisonburg chiropractor sued a baby. The Daily News Record explains that the judge dismissed the ill-advised collections action; apparently, ...Read More »
From the Virginian-Pilot comes word that former Virginia governor and current Richmond lawyer Linwood Holton plans to discuss his life in politics at a Norfolk bookstore on June 17.Read More »
The Daily Press carries the AP report that Virginia’s Medicaid fraud unit, part of the attorney general’s office, recovered more last year than any other state.Read More »