Quantcast
Home (page 8)

Tag Archives: Attorneys

A “show cause” can be a good thing (access required)

Lawyers with cases on appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia may get a “Rule to Show Cause.” The rule is nothing like the one the court issued recently to a Winchester lawyer who suggested the court “didn’t have the ...

Read More »

Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Limitations – 1986 PSA (access required)

Although a wife did not realize damages from a 1985 property settlement agreement’s bare reference to her receipt of “survivor’s benefits from the husband’s retirement pay” until 2006 when she was denied survivor’s benefits from two federal pensions, her 2009 ...

Read More »

Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Late Transcripts – Ski Injury – Law Of The Case (access required)

Wintergreen Resort cannot claim legal malpractice against a law firm that forfeited Wintergreen’s appeal of an $8.3 million verdict in a skier’s personal injury case when the firm did not timely file transcripts, the Supreme Court of Virginia says; the ...

Read More »

Attorney apologizes to Supreme Court (access required)

Update: 09/16/2010, 4:36 p.m. It was enough. Barely three hours after Crane appeared before the Supreme Court, it issued the following order: “Upon consideration of the apology proffered by William A. Crane, the Rule to Show Cause is dismissed.” An ...

Read More »

When cocktail party chatter turns legal, lawyers seek ‘safe harbor’ (access required)

It’s a scene familiar to every lawyer. You’re at a cocktail party, introduced all around, when someone asks what you do for a living. As soon as you acknowledge your profession, some stranger hits you with a legal question. As ...

Read More »

Lawyer apologizes for “no guts” remark (access required)

Update 09/15/2010, 9:35 a.m. William Crane will appear before the Supreme Court of Virginia at the end of its docket Thursday rather than this afternoon as originally scheduled. Crane is attending a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery today. The Supreme ...

Read More »

Attorneys – Sanctions Under Va. Rule – Foreclosure (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court orders sanctions of nearly $10,000 under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 against an attorney for filing a lawsuit seeking to set aside a foreclosure and eviction, based on allegations the judge says are frivolous. Defendants have brought ...

Read More »

Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Damages – Evidence (access required)

In this lawsuit by a South Korean minister and his family who claim defendant lawyer’s legal malpractice in handling their immigration case meant the family had to return to South Korea and lose wages, housing and educational opportunities, a Fairfax ...

Read More »