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Jury decides for defendants in med mal retrial

The 2005 Supreme Court of Virginia case that defined what constitutes an “active clinical practice” for expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases has ended in a second defense verdict. Elizabeth Hinkley filed suit against two obstetricians and their practice in ...

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No FMLA liability for park supervisor

Federal courts continue to fill in the puzzle pieces for liability under the Family & Medical Leave Act. From Harrisonburg, U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad says that a supervisor for the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority has no individual liability ...

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Hunton hires 93 Texas lawyers

Hunton & Williams, the Richmond-based legal giant, will absorb the core of the defunct Jenkens & Gilchrist law firm, the Dallas-based group that closed its doors last week after settling claims that it provided legal advice justifying phony tax shelters. ...

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In Memoriam: J. Jay Corson IV

Retired Fairfax lawyer Jay Corson served as president of both the Virginia State Bar and of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He spent 37 years practicing with McGuireWoods LLP and its predecessor firms, defending products liability and personal injury ...

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Ban camera phones in the workplace? (access required)

Concerned about workplace confidentiality and privacy, some employment lawyers have been urging clients to restrict employees’ use of personal cellphone cameras. “It seems that almost all cellphones now come with cameras,” said Alan Thayer, an employment lawyer in Oregon. “These ...

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How to … Select a benefits advisor (access required)

As businesses and their employees are painfully aware, health insurance premiums are on the rise. According to a recent United Benefit Advisors/Ingenix Health Plan Survey of 8,700 employers nationwide, average premiums increased by 9.6 percent over the previous year. Nationally, ...

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FedEx no substitute for certified mail

Oops, silly me! Thinking Federal Express was just as good as, maybe even better than, registered or certified mail. Rena Lindevaldsen represents the biological mother in the celebrated custody case of Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins. The Virginia Court of Appeals had ...

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