A bill that would streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for the plaintiff cleared the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday after insurance carriers and the Virginia Trial Lawyers ...Read More »
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Advocates of a government program that provides an alternative to jail for accused nonviolent criminals awaiting trial are fighting Virginia legislation that would limit the program. The battle centers on whether the pretrial services program saves the state money by ...
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The Virginia State Bar asked Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. to carry its legislation, Senate Bill 511, that would have required insurance companies to notify the clients of attorneys when the insurers send the attorneys a check to settle a ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Council voted overwhelmingly Saturday to ask state legislators to appropriate enough money to maintain the current level of judges and to keep the state’s drug courts open. In drafting and presenting an understated motion to that ...Read More »
Franklin County Circuit Judge William N. Alexander II wrote the members of the House Courts of Justice Committee yesterday that he has done some serious soul searching since he appeared before the committee on Feb. 24. Our account that appearance ...Read More »
Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys say they will help reduce the cost of representing indigent defendants by not seeking jail time for most Class 1 and Class 2 misdemeanors. The constitutional right of indigent defendants to have a lawyer represent them generally ...Read More »