Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau has an extended article on the U.S. Justice Department’s abandonment of the criminal investigation of the implosion of Reciprocal America, first reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly on April 2. The article elicited more ...Read More »
Henrico General District Judge Archer L. Yeatts III today rejected an attempt to challenge Virginia’s new scheme of “abusive driver” fees, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Yeatts ruled that a general district court didn’t have the jurisdiction to stop the ...Read More »
Political reality outweighs a nuanced view of legal ethics. The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics of the Virginia State Bar reached that conclusion last week in withdrawing advisory Legal Ethics Opinion 1829, which would have eliminated the bright-line guidance that ...Read More »
Litigators who like to catalogue race-neutral bases for striking prospective jurors can add another one that has worked in federal court in Richmond: being a veteran of a Richmond jury. A 1986 case, Batson v. Kentucky, and its progeny protect ...
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Our colleagues at the Colorado Springs Business Journal have become the latest Dolan Media Company operation to join the blogosphere. They launched their blog, the CSBJ Blog, this past Monday. Previously the CSBJ had maintained a local golf league blog. ...
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Read it and weep if you’re a plaintiff’s trial attorney—or take credit if you’re a Republican attorney general. Directorship magazine has ranked Virginia as having the second-best liability climate in the country for business. Nebraska ranked first. The magazine says ...Read More »
Richmond lawyer Everette G. “Buddy” Allen and his wife Ann have given gifts totaling $2.6 million to Randolph-Macon College. Allen attended the Ashland school on several scholarships, earning his degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1962. He played on the college ...Read More »