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Court cuts off access to job records

An employer defending an overtime pay case can’t demand records from the employee’s past employers, unless the employer knows the employee earlier sued for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. A Norfolk U.S. District Court said a trucking company’s ...

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Court cuts off access to job records

An employer defending an overtime pay case can’t demand records from the employee’s past employers, unless the employer knows the employee earlier sued for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. A Norfolk U.S. District Court said a trucking company’s ...

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And the word of the year is…

The word of the year for 2012, according to Oxford University Press, is “GIF.” Go figure. A 20-some-year-old word from technology, it stands for “graphics interchange format,” and most designers will tell you that GIF pictures have long since been ...

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Norfolk infringement verdict is $30M

A Norfolk federal jury has delivered a $30 million verdict in an advertising patent suit. The plaintiff – a small tech company holding a patent for online marketing techniques – had hoped for a bigger recovery in its suit against ...

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No sanction for judge’s texts or courtroom visit

A judge’s appearance in the back of a courtroom to support a close personal friend did not violate Virginia’s judicial canons, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. In a unanimous opinion, the court dismissed a disciplinary complaint against 6th ...

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No sanction for judge’s texts or courtroom visit

A judge’s appearance in the back of a courtroom to support a close personal friend did not violate Virginia’s judicial canons, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. In a unanimous opinion, the court dismissed a disciplinary complaint against 6th ...

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The VLW Quick 10: New Lawyer Law Firms (access required)

The latest group of new lawyers to take and pass the Virginia Bar Exam has been announced. We salute them for this accomplishment – you can find the complete listing of our newest brothers and sisters at the bar on ...

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