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CRESPA bond is doubled

The CRESPA bond requirement is being increased, according to this announcement from the Virginia State Bar. An amendment to Code § 6.1-2.21 increasing the minimum CRESPA surety bond from $100,000 to $200,000 will be effective on July 1, 2008. UPDATE: ...

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One injury, one recovery

As we reported recently, it’s an open issue in Virginia whether a plaintiff’s lawyer has to choose between a wrongful death and a survival action before trial. In case we needed reminding, here comes a Maryland federal court decision (by ...

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Scalia in Charlottesville Thursday

According to this website, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will speak at UVA Law School Thursday on “The Wall of Separation.” Apparently, he will address Jefferson’s view of church and state, although it is not known if he will comment ...

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Picking our own bosses?

State Senator Ralph Smith of Troutville thinks lawyers have too much say in who becomes a judge in Virginia. He sees bar endorsements as a conflict of interest for those who have to practice before the judge. Today, he ventured ...

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