Mediation practice thrives in Virginia, having begun at the grass-roots level some 20 years ago. Pioneers of the movement and current and aspiring practitioners gathered Oct. 20 at the University of Richmond law school to celebrate National Mediation Month, sponsored ...Read More »
For years, lawyers have used time and money savings to sell their clients on alternative dispute resolution. The private marketplace affords a variety of vendors, who offer different approaches to dispute resolution, at different price points. Alongside these private services, ...
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The fight over nursing home arbitration agreements, percolating through Virginia circuit courts for the last five years, has reached the Supreme Court of Virginia. A split in Virginia circuit courts usually gets the high court’s attention. Looking to his own ...Read More »
The case of a Norfolk judge who refused to enforce an arbitration clause in a nursing home contract is among the more interesting of the first flush of petitions for appeal granted by the Supreme Court of Virginia after its ...Read More »
Today‘s difficult economy and uncertainty about personal income and assets have created challenges for people who could be facing litigation. Faced with diminished financial resources, increased costs of living and the burden of attorneys’ fees, parties are increasingly turning to ...Read More »
Plaintiff incurred severe and permanent injuries to his left leg when the driver of another vehicle crossed a double-yellow line and struck plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. Plaintiff accumulated a total of $172,954 in medical expenses and was expected to have at ...Read More »
On Aug. 7, 2006, the 48-year-old plaintiff was stopped in a line of traffic when he was rear-ended by defendant Kenneth Rauch, who was operating his own pickup truck within the scope of his employment with defendant WIMCO. As a ...Read More »