Virginia Lawyers Weekly received two first-place awards from the Virginia Press Association this past weekend, when the VPA announced the 2011 winners of its annual journalism contest. VLW gained top honors in the categories of editorial writing and headline writing. ...Read More »
An assistant principal hit with a $1.25 million negligence award after he failed to act on a warning about a fight at his high school now faces a new trial on a claim of gross negligence. In 2010, a Gloucester ...Read More »
The U.S. Senate has consented to President Barack Obama’s appointment of Charleston, W.Va., attorney Stephanie Thacker for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The president nominated Thacker this past September. Yesterday evening, the Senate voted 91-3 in her favor, ...
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A real estate buyer who faced a seller’s suit for damages when he failed to close on the deal cannot sue the agent on the contract on a third-party claim alleging she also represented the buyer. Richard E. Peterson Jr. ...Read More »
Former lawyer Troy Titus, convicted in Norfolk federal court of mail and wire fraud, has lost his appeal in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Today the appellate court released a 31-page unpublished opinion that described Titus’s involvement in ...Read More »
A tri-corner hat tip to Thomas Jefferson on his birthday today, April 13. In honor of TJ’s 269th, here is an item about a project at his favorite school, the University of Virginia. (Note: That would NOT be the College ...Read More »