U.S. District Judge Norman Moon has again declined an invitation to pull a cloak over the process of civil litigation in his court. Moon last week refused to seal records of a settlement in a Fair Labor Standards Act case ...Read More »
Virginia Beach appellate specialist Steve Emmert won’t have to drive to Richmond tomorrow to make a 10-minute argument after all. He was notified this morning that the Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear his appeal of sanctions awarded ...Read More »
With the help of former federal judge Walter Kelley, a Virginia Beach real estate developer is hoping to get a federal prosecutor disciplined for allegedly lying in court. Kelley, now a lawyer in private practice, has asked Justice officials to ...Read More »
A new case from Hanover County demonstrates once again what happens when companies write noncompete agreements that overreach. They get tossed out the door. In Specialty Marketing Inc. v. Lawrence (VLW 010-8-061), the employee signed a noncompete as part of ...Read More »
Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush reminded those at the Virginia Trial Lawyer Association’s annual convention on Saturday, “The Supreme Court has a lof of faith that, if given the opportunity, the jury will get it right.” The court had ...Read More »
In what may be the first insurance coverage decision arising from the wave of Chinese drywall lawsuits, a Norfolk federal judge held Wednesday that a home builder who voluntarily fixed drywall-related problems in customers’ homes is not entitled to reimbursement ...
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Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Republican Del. Sam Nixon today as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency. Nixon, a delegate since 1994, is a senior consultant for CapTech Ventures, and long has been regarded as among the ...
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Thirteen other states joined together to sue the federal government in a Pensacola, Fla., federal court, hoping to block the health care plan now signed into law by President Obama. By contrast, Virginia’s attorney general does a solo act with ...Read More »
A med-mal plaintiff can tack on court costs to his $1.8 million jury award, a Richmond federal court says. U.S. District Judge Robert Payne rejected a surgeon’s claim that paying his former patient $2,706.88 in costs would bump the award ...Read More »