An Abingdon U.S. District Court has ordered Abbott Laboratories to turn over e-mails of current and former top executives in a government investigation of health care fraud. Abbott is under investigation for off-label marketing of its drug Depakote, approved by ...Read More »
A $1-million defamation suit against a leading advocate of child vaccination was dismissed yesterday by Alexandria U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton who ruled the physician’s statement “she lies,” in reference to an anti-vaccination advocate, was not actionable. The lawsuit ...
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Virginia Beach lawyer Claude M. Scialdone pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of cocaine. Scialdone, 65, had disposition of the charge deferred for a year under the Virginia law that applies to first-time drug offenders. The charge will be dismissed if he ...Read More »
While standing by his contention that he lacks the authority to ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a matter of overall state policy, Gov. Bob McDonnell made it clear this afternoon that he will not tolerate ...Read More »
The General Assembly unanimously elected former attorney general and legislator William C. Mims this afternoon to the Supreme Court of Virginia, effective April 1. The election was a foregone conclusion after his appearance Monday before the House and Senate Courts ...Read More »
A Richmond federal jury has awarded family law practitioner Terry Batzli damages in his suit against his legal malpractice carrier. A client complained about an alleged drafting error in a settlement agreement and sued Batzli for malpractice. Batzli notified his ...Read More »
Adoption of a first-time set of local rules in federal courts of the Western District will mean elimination of a long-standing strict order barring lawyers from disclosing details of criminal cases. The 1983 standing order prohibits disclosure of information about ...
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In a state that’s fond of nicknames, family names and compound names, how much latitude does a car-crash plaintiff get when she scrambles the defendant’s first and middle names? None, according to an Albemarle County Circuit Court. The plaintiff’s lawsuit ...Read More »