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Lawyer sues TV station for defamation

A Portsmouth attorney is suing a Portsmouth television station claiming the station defamed him in a news report about his arrest on an assault charge this year. Sterling H. Weaver Sr. is demanding $5 million from the owner of WAVY-TV ...

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4th Circuit nominee clears committee

In a party-line vote on July 17, the Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee recommended the full Senate confirm Pamela A. Harris, of Potomac, to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said he plans to ...

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Keeping ‘Happy Hour’ happy

Many states, including Virginia, regulate cheap drinks during promotional happy hours in order to promote public safety, according to a new report from the National Center for State Courts. In a survey of variations among the states with restrictions on such ...

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