The Roanoke Times says Purdue Pharma, the folks that paid over $630-million in criminal penalties for over-hyping the easily-abused pain pills called OxyContin, now says it has a new version of that time-release medicine that is harder to misuse. Apparently, ...Read More »
Even though the U.S. Senate judiciary committee is moving ahead with confirmation hearings, including that of Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee yesterday, Republicans reportedly continue to grumble about the pace of judicial confirmations. The Baltimore Sun’s James Oliphant ...Read More »
Who pays the defense lawyer’s bill when one of Virginia’s elected constitutional officers gets sued? Sometimes, of course, it’s the taxpayers. Constitutional officers seem to be getting sued a lot recently. There is former Sheriff George McMillan in Roanoke (represented ...
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Two vastly different stories emerge from the pleadings in a Newport News federal lawsuit where a woman claims she was refused service at an IHOP restaurant, according to the Virginia Gazette.Read More »
The nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the federal appeals bench has turned into a political football as U.S. senators wage their long-running battle over judicial nominations. Despite the wrangling, however, there is no suggestion that the ...Read More »
A live witness must lay a solid foundation before articles in medical journals may be admitted as “holy writ” in a civil trial, according to an opinion this month from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court’s unanimous decision tightens ...Read More »
The resignation by the federal prosecutor in Roanoke this month heralds a clash over who will carry the banner as the Republican nominee for Attorney General in 2009. Meeting reporters with his beaming family at his side, U.S. Attorney John ...Read More »