Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. soon will be nominated officially by President Trump to succeed U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on the Eastern District federal bench. Trump announced June 7 his intent to nominate a ...Read More »
By Erik Barnes In determining when courts may, must or should appoint a guardian ad litem, many factors come into play — the Constitution, statutes, the common law, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Guardians ad litem are appointed ...Read More »
A recent workers’ compensation claim settled for almost $4 million, making it one of the largest comp settlements in the state. To date, Virginia Lawyers Weekly has reported one other larger workers’ comp settlement, with the claimant in that case ...
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A jury in Wise County returned a defense verdict for an emergency room doctor in late February after a patient filed a medical malpractice suit seeking millions of dollars in damages. The plaintiff, Michael Mitchell, presented to the emergency department ...
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A Roanoke jury recently awarded $1.5 million to a Virginia man who suffered a series of injuries as a result of a radiologist’s negligence. The plaintiff was seen at LewisGale Medical Center’s emergency room complaining of abdominal pains, nausea and ...Read More »
A verdict handed down by a Fairfax jury in a medical malpractice suit tops the list in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s compilation of “Largest Verdicts” for 2017. When a 55-year-old woman died from complications after a balloon used during a noninvasive surgery ...Read More »
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Some juvenile and domestic relations judges got an earful Dec. 8, as legislators holding judicial reelection interviews asked pointed questions based on critical performance reviews. There was one judge who simply was asked not to attend the interview session. In ...Read More »
There are 533 newly licensed lawyers in Virginia this morning. The Supreme Court of Virginia held its twice-yearly admissions and orientation ceremony Dec. 6 in Richmond to admit successful candidates who passed the Virginia bar exam this past July. Virginia ...Read More »
Michael L. Sterling has been named a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Sterling, who is a managing partner for Vandeventer Black, was selected based on multiple criteria: Fellow input, independent and internal research, nominations by CLSA Fellows, attorney opinions, ...Read More »