The Senate Courts of Justice Committee this morning killed a bill aimed at curtailing a judge’s ability to defer judgment in a criminal case. Subscribers can read the full story here.Read More »
The Senate Courts of Justice Committee has stopped an effort to overturn the controversial 2011 Hernandez decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia. House Bill 750, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, would have gutted the holding in Hernandez ...Read More »
House budget planners appear to want to turn up the heat the highest when it comes to unfreezing Virginia judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee last week recommended filling 33 trial court judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled under the ...Read More »
Bills that would keep Virginia competitive in wealth management are making their way through the General Assembly, reports the head of the Virginia Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts and Estates section. Richmond lawyer Farhad Aghdami, chair of the VBA section, noted ...Read More »
The House Courts committee has killed a bill designed to keep evidence in district court civil cases from the eyes of circuit judges hearing the cases on appeal. House Bill 284 took aim at circuit judges inclined to prejudge a ...Read More »
A bill that would outlaw Virginia noncompete agreements is dead in the House of Delegates. House Bill 1187, introduced by Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, would have banned contracts restricting former employees from engaging in any lawful profession, trade or business. ...Read More »
For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...
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