Dow Jones and Virginia local newspapers have been squabbling over public notice rights in the past year. When the Wall Street Journal decided to cherry-pick public notices in Virginia, papers like the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Virginian-Pilot headed to court. ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Glen M. Williams will retire next week after 34 years on the bench, according to the Associated Press . Williams was appointed to the district court by President Gerald Ford in 1976. He took senior status in ...Read More »
A real estate agency is not vicariously liable for a $36 million judgment entered against its affiliated broker whose car struck a German couple riding a motorcycle in Fauquier County in 2005. Although broker Charles Ebbets was on his way ...Read More »
A Norfolk state court judge hearing 65 Chinese drywall lawsuits has rejected motions to disqualify the plaintiffs’ lawyer and move some of the cases to other courts. Norfolk lawyer Richard Serpe can continue to represent both class action plaintiffs and ...
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Simplifying the concept appears to have worked in the initial wrangling over House Bill 93, the effort by personal injury attorneys to streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for ...Read More »
Today the United States Supreme Court has remanded the appeal in Briscoe v. Virginia, involving a pre-Melendez-Diaz decision in which a divided Supreme Court of Virginia (deciding Briscoe and a companion case, Magruder v. Commonwealth) upheld the Virginia statute that ...Read More »