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Ryan leaving LeClairRyan

The prominent Richmond-based law firm of LeClairRyan is losing founder and name partner Dennis M. Ryan as he returns to the world of corporate management. Ryan will leave the firm in April to become executive vice president at Richmond’s Health ...

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Verdict is $15 million for wrongful death of wife

A man facing a life sentence for the murder of his wife has been hit with a record-breaking civil verdict arising from the same crime. The $15 million verdict appears to be the largest wrongful death award handed down by ...

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Headline of the day

The News & Observer down in Raleigh had this headline a few days ago: Chapel Hill house where 15 lived badly damaged by fire If only the 15 had lived better… H/T to James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal ...

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Novak tapped as U.S. Magistrate Judge

A longtime veteran prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office has been named a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. The judges of the U.S. District Court appointed David J. Novak to the position, effective Feb. 1, 2012. ...

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Top verdicts, insurance disputes on argument docket (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has set its oral argument docket for the week of Feb. 27, including its rehearing of its Sept. 16 decision in AES Corp. v. Steadfast Ins. Co., which features an insurance claim based on global ...

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