A lawyer who offered a phony explanation for missing a court appearance has agreed to surrender her law license for two years. Tanisha L. Robertson of Virginia Beach told a judge she recently had been hospitalized for asthma to explain ...Read More »
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A state self-insurance plan paid $350,000 to resolve claims against Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody and staff members arising from the 2010 death of a city jail inmate. A federal judge sealed the terms of the 2013 settlement at the request ...Read More »
How much does an agent for a star NFL player get paid? It depends, of course, on the player, the contract and the cash involved. But under the league’s “Standard Representation Agreement,” the figure is 3 percent. That nugget comes ...Read More »
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA — The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association elected its officers and members of the board of governors for 2015-16 March 28 at its annual convention at The Greenbrier. John E. Lichtenstein of Roanoke was elected president, and ...
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(AP) Rolling Stone is pledging to review its editorial practices but won’t fire anyone after a leading journalism school issued a blistering critique of how it reported and edited a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University ...Read More »
NORFOLK (AP) Two Somali pirates convicted in the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of Africa got a fair trial, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...Read More »
(AP) Duke Energy has agreed to a $2.5 million settlement with Virginia over a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge, state environmental officials announced Friday. The settlement drew immediate criticism from ...
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In a response to an ethics complaint, state Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. disclosed a prior personal relationship with a registered lobbyist, according to The Virginian-Pilot, which obtained a copy of Norment’s 2013 letter. Norment’s letter was in response to ...Read More »
A Tysons Corner lawyer is going to prison for a year for refusing to pay his federal tax bills. William M. Weisberg, 53, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised ...Read More »
A lawyer accused of being intoxicated and disruptive at a Continuing Legal Education program last year has been suspended for six months and ordered to enroll in a two-year treatment and monitoring program. Witnesses accused Reston attorney Wayne R. Hartke ...Read More »