John A. Gibney Jr. has been sworn in as a U.S. District Court judge by Senior Virginia Supreme Court Justice Harry L. Carrico, for whom Gibney clerked in 1976. Also present in the large seventh floor courtroom in the federal ...Read More »
The federal government’s top appellate lawyer, Acting Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal, will defend the constitutionality of the federal health care law in two cases before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. His adversaries will be Mathew ...Read More »
The Virginia Association of Women Judges has awarded $500 scholarships to two Virginia high school students who wrote winning essays about the benefits of women’s full participation in the legislative and judicial branches of government. The VAWJ presented its scholarship ...
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A hearing-impaired employee who sued Walmart for disability discrimination forfeited both her lawyer and her claim for damages when she lied about receiving mental health treatment. Stephanie Holmes worked four years as a stocker for a Walmart in Alexandria. She ...Read More »
Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, was named today as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association. In announcing the appointment, VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and ...Read More »
Danville U.S. District Judge Jackson Kiser has ordered a new trial for a Martinsville contractor’s claims of racial discrimination, based in part on post-trial evidence that undermined testimony about the company’s damages. The decision undoes a jury’s $3.17-million award against ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne says local counsel are essential to the smooth functioning of the rocket docket of the Richmond federal courts. “You have to educate the out-of-town lawyers about the way things are done here,” he told ...Read More »
A surety’s marketing brochure did not fully support a damage award for a contractor on claims of fraudulent inducement and false advertising under Virginia law, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held earlier this week. Persaud Companies signed a ...
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