Author Archives: Peter Vieth

Three circuits electing VSB reps (access required)

Only three circuits have elections for Virginia State Bar Council this year. Lawyers are voting for bar leaders in Alexandria (the 18th circuit), the Roanoke Valley (the 23rd circuit) and in the Bristol area (the 28th circuit). Online voting continues ...

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Judge rewards lawyers who won better deal for borrowers (access required)

Virginia lawyers who objected to settlement terms in a case against alleged predatory online lenders helped improve the take for borrowers by $41 million. The judge who approved the enhanced, $182 million settlement plan also sweetened the deal for those ...

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Western District judgeship draws 15 applicants (access required)

Fifteen candidates have applied to be evaluated by a Virginia State Bar committee for a vacancy on the federal bench in the Western District of Virginia. U.S. District Judge James P. Jones, who sits in Abingdon, is scheduled to take ...

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‘Revenge porn’ appeal torpedoed by payoff (access required)

An appeal testing the boundaries of Virginia’s so-called “revenge porn” law has been dismissed without a ruling on the merits. The Supreme Court of Virginia this month declined to consider a case where the loser at the trial court voluntarily ...

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Judge rejects immunity for officers who locked up overdose patient (access required)

Officers that arrested and jailed a severely intoxicated man who later died of an overdose are not entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging they should have sought medical help, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling by ...

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