After sending mixed signals last year on the legality of a new wave of gambling ventures in Virginia, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is backing legislation to “clarify” that the sweepstakes games are illegal under Virginia gambling law. The legislation adds ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar will try to keep a low profile on the two major issues facing the legal system in the General Assembly this session, VSB President Irving M. Blank told the organization’s executive committee recently. “The ball has ...Read More »
Legal Zoom, the Internet-based document preparation company, is preparing to fight the Virginia State Bar’s efforts to toughen the penalties for the unauthorized practice of law. Senate Bill 1067, introduced by Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, at the request of the ...Read More »
Virginia would see its first revamp of state judicial circuit and district boundaries in almost 40 years, if the General Assembly passes legislation proposed by Del. Bill Janis and Sen. John S. Edwards. Janis, R-Henrico, introduced House Bill 1990 Wednesday, ...
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In 1995, the Dow was at 4,000. Windows 95 was the latest operating system. America Online, with its cheerful “You’ve got mail!” refrain, ruled the Internet. The country mourned the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Forrest Gump won the ...Read More »
Two key lawmakers took representatives of Virginia’s hospitals and trial lawyers to the woodshed on the General Assembly’s opening day to try to break a logjam on access to internal hospital documents in medical malpractice litigation. Since the issue had ...Read More »
The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees certified 58 incumbent judges yesterday as qualified for reappointment. The list includes Virginia Court of Appeals judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan, both candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy that ...Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed today an 11-member bipartisan advisory commission on redistricting that includes a retired state judge and at least five attorneys, one of them a former federal district judge. The panel will have an equal number of Republicans ...Read More »
Candidates for a Supreme Court vacancy can begin politicking in earnest now that bar groups have evaluated them and the legislative session is about to begin, according to Del. David B. Albo, the Fairfax Republican who chairs the House of ...
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Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...Read More »