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Bad housekeeping not a crime

Call it a victory for lousy housekeepers. Or maybe it’s a win for parents who think their teenagers could help out around the house. The mother of a 17-year-old daughter has won her appeal of a conviction of child neglect ...

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No PACER data dump for 4th Circuit

PACER users looking for 4th Circuit cases don’t need to worry about losing court records, according to Patricia S. Connor, Clerk of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “We are not affected,” Connor said, by the data conversion process that has ...

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Don’t know much about history

Be careful about throwing around historical references when you appear before Norfolk Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. During a discovery fight in a shipping company case, Doumar called out one lawyer who appeared to be ill-read when it ...

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McDonnell denies corruption charges

(AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans. McDonnell ...

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McDonnell faces questions from prosecutors

(AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details. Prosecutors began their cross-examination of McDonnell as ...

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McLean lawyer gives up license (access required)

A long time McLean lawyer has agreed to give up his Virginia law license in the face of accusations that he stonewalled both a judge and the Virginia State Bar after twice failing to show up for a traffic case. ...

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Hingeley, Franklin honored by VBA

The Virginia Bar Association honored both James M. Hingeley of Charlottesville and Jeanne F. Franklin of Arlington during the group’s 2014 summer meeting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Hingeley received the Roger D. Groot Pro Bono Publico Service Award. ...

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