A bankruptcy judge has refused to block a lawsuit demanding that SunTrust Bank be forced to give up nearly $3.3 million to a lawyer’s widow defrauded by a crooked investment adviser. The lawsuit claims SunTrust turned a blind eye to ...Read More »
A Norfolk Circuit Court jury returned a $5 million asbestos verdict for the family of a deceased railroad employee, but cut the verdict to $1 million based on the employee’s smoking habit. The reduction was possible under rules for railroad ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund board has approved payouts worth $51,123 to clients who suffered financial losses as a result of six Virginia attorneys’ dishonest conduct. At a January meeting, the board approved funds for new claims worth ...
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Penalties for missing evidence could become more common in Virginia courts. Legislation now awaiting approval by Gov. Ralph Northam would allow juries to infer that missing evidence is unfavorable if a party handled the evidence in a “reckless” manner. In ...
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A misguided legal challenge to a probate order warranted an award of sanctions against a disgruntled heir, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last month. The court upheld a $12,480 award of attorney’s fees against a corporation owned by one ...
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By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires Too many people have too many demands for their time. It may feel as if there is no longer the time to distinguish between important and urgent items on your massive “to-do” list ...Read More »
On May 29, 2013, decedent crossed Route 250 in front of his home in Albemarle County to check the mail. As he reached about halfway across the road, he was hit by a red Mustang which continued to speed down ...Read More »