Payee notification of insurance checks and random audits of trust accounts are two proposals under active study as the Virginia State Bar this month convened a meeting to deal solely with protecting the public from dishonest lawyers. As we reported ...Read More »
Virginia Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey couldn’t help but imply that Robert Thurman Pilson might not be the best candidate for a home electronic monitoring program. Not only was Pilson sentenced to the mandatory minimum one-year term for ...Read More »
The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will review the constitutionality of Virginia’s law barring partial-birth abortions. The case has along history that began with the adoption of the law by the General Assembly in 2003. A physician and ...Read More »
Environmental groups launched a two-pronged legal attack last week on a planned $8-billion coal-burning power plant in Wise County. The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of four other groups, sued in both Richmond Circuit Court and the Supreme Court ...
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At last, medical malpractice defense attorneys must be saying, a decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia in our favor – albeit in the form of an unpublished order. To say that the case of Lindamood v. Jamshidi had languished ...Read More »
The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, with an opinion by Judge Designate Sandra Day O’Connor, rejected the claim of a man who said his free speech rights were violated because his fellow members of the Fredericksburg City Council would ...Read More »
Indictments returned this week against four people in a vote fraud case are only part of a long-running investigation of alleged corruption in the Wise County town of St. Paul. The Bristol Herald Courier has details. Consider it a study ...Read More »