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Lawyers ordered to anger management

Two Virginia lawyers have been told to take anger management classes, one for a courthouse outburst and the other for taunting a litigation opponent. Herman C. Smith III of Norfolk was ordered by a circuit judge to anger management and ...

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Pulaski jury awards $14M in airbag case

A Pulaski County jury has awarded $14 million to a Radford man who suffered a traumatic brain injury blamed on alleged safety lapses in his Hyundai car. Zachary “Gage” Duncan, 20, sued Hyundai Motor America after the 2010 wreck that ...

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Judge’s high-school flashback colors opinion

Harkening back to high-school writing assignments, an appellate judge has offered a vivid example of a “chilling effect” on speech in a First Amendment suit over a dietary-advice website. Steve Cooksey used his website, “Diabetes Warrior,” to describe how he ...

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Black picked for bankruptcy judge

Roanoke lawyer Paul M. Black has been selected by appeals court judges as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Virginia. He will succeed Chief Judge William F. Stone Jr. Black received his undergraduate degree from Washington & ...

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