The widow of a construction worker who died after a work-related accident gets another chance to sue for negligence after the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed a trial court decision applying the workers’ comp bar. Cecilia Rodriguez filed a wrongful ...Read More »
Any Virginia court could create a special docket to address the “specialized needs of similarly situated defendants” under legislation proposed by Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond. House Bill 123 appears to be a reaction to a recent memo from Chief Justice ...
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A mother whose child was fathered by her live-in boyfriend through assisted conception cannot prevent the father from asking a court to recognize his parental rights, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled today in Breit v. Mason. Under the Virginia ...Read More »
In the wake of federal budget cuts, legal aid officials in Virginia say they face layoffs of up to 20 lawyers and 10 support staff without additional public or private relief. The expected cuts for legal aid agencies that now ...Read More »
Headline writers have a thankless job. Having to grab the gist of a story in a few minutes, writing an accurate description that fits the space and – with luck – coming up with something that puts a smile on ...Read More »
Henrico Circuit Judge Catherine Currin Hammond has received the 2011 Women of Achievement Award from the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. The award is presented annually to a woman who has contributed pro bono services and volunteered to improve the ...
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On Oct. 31, Ian Graham got dressed for work. Although he is a photographer and more likely to wear jeans on the job, he put on a coat and tie. Later that evening he was wearing handcuffs. Graham works for ...Read More »
Washington and Lee University has named Nora V. Demleitner (right) as the new dean of the W&L law school. Demleitner, 45, is currently dean of the Hofstra University law school; her appointment is effective July 1, 2012. She is the ...Read More »