A Vermont judge has issued an arrest warrant for the missing mother in a two-state, same-sex custody battle. Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered the arrest of Lisa Miller, who has refused to turn over her 7-year-old daughter Isabella pursuant ...Read More »
Budget realities are hitting hard on Virginia lawyers who defend accused criminals. The Supreme Court of Virginia warns money will run out in May to pay supplemental fees for court-appointed lawyers. Moreover, a budget-cutting proposal in the General Assembly would ...
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The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2010 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to retired Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Jere M.H. “Mac” Willis Jr. of Fredericksburg. In presenting this year’s award at the group’s meeting in ...Read More »
Where an auto insurance policy expressly disclaimed combining policy limits for separate vehicles, a Chesapeake judge found the insurer had clearly prohibited stacking of underinsured motorist coverage, a decision that leaves a badly injured plaintiff with $50,000 less in coverage. ...Read More »
The late comedian Richard Pryor once performed at a prison. He later confessed he expected to feel a kinship with the oppressed inmates. After he actually met some of them, however, he exclaimed, “Thank God we got jails!” That expression ...Read More »
An inherited six-figure bank account first led to international intrigue and then to possible prison time for a pediatric ear-nose-and-throat doctor in Northern Virginia. According to a Justice Department news release , Leesburg otolaryngologist Andrew Silva has acknowledged more than ...Read More »
The L.A. Times offers a cautionary tale this week in a piece about how jury duty is becoming more of a hardship for members of the venire. In one civil trial, jurors who were already peeved at having to miss ...Read More »