The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has removed its bar to Virginia’s planned execution of Danville murderer Christopher Emmett. The move sharpens the focus on the 4th Circuit, which is considering Emmett’s challenge to the method of ...Read More »
Lawyers may be known by the conventions they attend, and conventioneering lawyers know well the Appalachian highland resorts known as the Greenbrier and the Homestead. Today, the Roanoke Times reports, labor troubles or the threat thereof have been cutting business ...Read More »
Consumers won big last week in two federal court rulings interpreting the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In one case, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an award of $80,000 in punitive damages under the FCRA even though the ...Read More »
President Bush’s recent nomination of two Virginia judges for the 4th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals holds the promise of fast relief for that shorthanded court. Moreover, the president’s choice of nominees may signal a thaw in the chilly political climate ...Read More »
A one-handed applicant rejected for a job as a guard at a regional jail can go forward with her employment discrimination claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a Norfolk federal judge has ruled. To overcome the conclusions of the ...Read More »
Two enterprising West Virginia lawyers are soliciting clients to sue West Virginia University, claiming that the school’s decision to award a degree to an under-qualified but well-connected candidate has diminished the value of its degrees across the board. The Huntington ...Read More »
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday unanimously reported to the full Senate the nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) proclaimed, “The Senate is now poised to ...
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Law enforcement officers might dream of headlines about catching public enemies and saving citizens from harm. Unfortunately, those are not the headlines coming out out about Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Anderson. His latest appearance in the news columns concerns ...
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It’s a banner week for Newport News lawyer Len Bennett. He’s on the winning side in two federal decisions interpreting the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The big news is the 4th Circuit’s opinion in Saunders v. Branch Banking and Trust ...Read More »