The Supreme Court of Virginia has acted to end confusion about what court has jurisdiction after one side notes an appeal. The creation of Rule 1:1B this month ends speculation about what procedural step triggers transfer of jurisdiction to the ...Read More »
By Bill Cresenzo BridgeTower Media Newswires An insurance company that denied benefits to a disabled plant manager in the face of overwhelming evidence of his total disability has been rebuked sharply by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ...Read More »
A Hanover County judge imposed a $4,000 sanction against the seller of a small business and the seller’s lawyer who settled with the buyer over delinquent payments and then sued again The dispute involved the current and former owners of ...Read More »
Virginia judges have the authority under a fee-shifting statute to award attorneys’ fees even in cases where the prevailing party is represented by a legal aid lawyer, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. “It’s a very big case ...Read More »
A Virginia judge – appalled over damning evidence in a defamation case – allowed a $500,000 verdict against a school superintendent to stand, despite the acknowledged absence of a key legal foundation. Now the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed ...Read More »
While the July 8 anchor story provides tips on how best to train a witness for a successful outcome, a recent decision from a nearby state illustrates a case of witness handling gone wrong. A lawyer who allowed his deposition ...Read More »
By Julie Campanini BridgeTower Media Newswires Witness preparation and training is critically important. After all, evidence comes through witnesses. Bad witnesses, if they are prominent, can tank a case. Knowing where you stand with your witnesses and how they can ...
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