Jim McCauley went from prosecuting unethical lawyers to trying to keep them from getting into trouble with the bar. For 23 years, he has led the office that offers free advice on ethics rules and opinions to Virginia lawyers. His ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia says Carilion Clinic – the Roanoke-based healthcare conglomerate – can face trial on claims that two employees wrongfully disclosed a patient’s private healthcare information. The case exposed a 5-2 split on the court on the ...Read More »
A recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Virginia both rebukes a persistent litigator and affirms the power of trial judges to regulate the dress of parties who appear in their courtrooms. A disbarred Virginia lawyer with what the ...Read More »
The proposal to charge lawyers a percentage fee for cases referred to them by the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service survived a “robust” debate before winning nearly unanimous approval by the Virginia State Bar Council. A package of proposed VLRS rule ...
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A workplace discrimination lawsuit made by an openly gay female former deputy chief of the Bedford Police can go forward, a Lynchburg federal judge has ruled, finding that the claim was based on her sex, making a member of a ...Read More »
A circuit judge has allowed a doctor to testify on the standard of care for nurses in a nursing home, despite objections that Virginia law ordinarily would not allow a practitioner in one medical field to testify on the standard ...Read More »