Law students in Virginia are asking for a rule change which they say will allow them to seek mental health treatment without fear of its impacting their careers. The question arose when students from the University of Richmond sent a ...Read More »
The vast majority of litigants going through General District Court in Virginia are not represented by attorneys, according to a study conducted on behalf of Blue Ridge Legal Services. Unrepresented litigants lose the majority of General District Court cases when ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a man convicted of both common law involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter must have one of the charges vacated. The dual convictions violate the double jeopardy clause of the Constitution. In making ...Read More »
A federal judge in Harrisonburg has ruled that political parties have the right to prevent members who break their rules from participating in party-run nomination processes. The decision came March 31, in response to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit ...Read More »
A federal judge sanctioned a Virginia business and its attorneys March 23, citing “frivolous claims” and a lack of candor with the court. The sanctions were issued in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Nexus Services Inc. in ...Read More »
Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed the General Assembly’s proposed limit on the amount the state can pay outside litigation attorneys. Senate Bill 926, introduced by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was presented as a money-saving measure. Northam vetoed the legislation March ...
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Two Virginia localities are suing more than 30 pharmaceutical companies they say are responsible for opioid epidemics in their communities. The City of Alexandria and Dickenson County filed lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers March 14. The local ...Read More »
Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed the General Assembly’s proposed limit on the amount the state can pay outside litigation attorneys. Senate Bill 926, introduced by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was presented as a money saving measure. Northam vetoed the legislation ...Read More »