Former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon E. Hannett Jr. has agreed to pay $3,500 and to perform 100 hours of community service to avoid trial on charges of stealing the hard drives from computers in the prosecutor’s office. The charges ...Read More »
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Los Angeles-based business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is red-faced over its apparent disclosure of a confidential settlement amount in a firm brochure trumpeting its successes. The inadvertant disclosure is particularly ironic because the firm went to ...
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Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley (left) got a public pat on the back Saturday from columnist Roger Chesley at The Virginian-Pilot. The piece highlight’s Mobley’s unsolicited telephone call to lawyers in a high-profile murder trial underway in nearby Chesapeake. In ...Read More »
A law firm avoids liability on a claim of tortious interference with contract rights today because the plaintiff business failed to allege that the law firm intended to cause the alleged harm. The ruling in DurretteBradshaw, P.C. v. MRC Consulting, ...Read More »
The full Virginia Court of Appeals split sharply today on the precision required to preserve for appeal challenges to summary contempt convictions. The result is that two attorneys and an assistant who was a third-year law student at the time ...Read More »
The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Danville is retiring after 39 years. William H. Fuller III has announced he will not seek re-election this year, reports the Danville Register Bee. Fuller has been the city’s chief prosecutor since 1970. UPDATE: Senior Assistant ...Read More »