The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today that the regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia violates the state constitution. The constitution bars the imposition of taxes by non-elected bodies such as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn ...Read More »
A comprehensive restructuring of the way localities pay for the costs of growth perhaps proved to be too comprehensive too soon. Senate Bill 768 would have replaced cash proffers, the amount developers pay per unit to get a rezoning approved, ...Read More »
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association appears likely to get one of its principal legislative objectives for the year. House Bill 172 allows plaintiffs’ attorneys to get the policy limits of a potential defendant before filing suit. The VTLA had to ...Read More »
For the vacant seat on the State Corporation Commission, the House of Delegates wants Richmond lawyer/lobbyist Bernard McNamee. The Senate wants a former delegate, Barnie Day. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that yesterday, three new candidates for the post interviewed with ...Read More »
Long before there were bloggers, there were preachers in pulpits charged with delivering momentous news. Thus it was on July 17, 1776, that the Executive Council of Massachusetts took action to let colonists know that our nascent nation had severed ...
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The News & Advance reports this afternoon that the Lynchburg legislative delegation apparently has agreed upon a candidate for a pending circuit judgeship in the 24th Circuit: John Cook. Cook would succeed Judge Sam Johnston of Campbell County, who is ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce a new benefit for subscribers. Starting today, you’ll be able to get a full-text copy of any Circuit Court opinion from 2007 onward that we digest in the paper for FREE. Full-text PDF ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar will seek comments on a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance for attorneys who represent clients drawn from the public. The VSB executive committee and council will get the proposal as an informational item at their ...
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