Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Don Caldwell says if he loses an assistant to budget cuts, more misdemeanor cases will be heard without a prosecutor in the courtroom. WSLS has the story.Read More »
Maybe it’s the siren call of the golf course as spring takes hold. A bunch of lawsuits were settled this week. -Nighthawk Radiology, which provides x-ray reads by internet for hospitals without round-the-clock radiologists, will pay $500,000 to settle a ...Read More »
The Roanoke Times says Purdue Pharma, the folks that paid over $630-million in criminal penalties for over-hyping the easily-abused pain pills called OxyContin, now says it has a new version of that time-release medicine that is harder to misuse. Apparently, ...Read More »
Even though the U.S. Senate judiciary committee is moving ahead with confirmation hearings, including that of Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee yesterday, Republicans reportedly continue to grumble about the pace of judicial confirmations. The Baltimore Sun’s James Oliphant ...Read More »
Who pays the defense lawyer’s bill when one of Virginia’s elected constitutional officers gets sued? Sometimes, of course, it’s the taxpayers. Constitutional officers seem to be getting sued a lot recently. There is former Sheriff George McMillan in Roanoke (represented ...
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Even the most even-tempered judge knows. Sometimes the lawyers in your courtroom are just going to yank your chain. But a judge can be too quick to pull the trigger on a summary contempt citation under Va. Code § 18.2-456, ...Read More »
Two vastly different stories emerge from the pleadings in a Newport News federal lawsuit where a woman claims she was refused service at an IHOP restaurant, according to the Virginia Gazette.Read More »