Although the General Assembly a decade ago codified the law of mold claims in rental homes, the law does not bar tenants from using common law negligence theories to sue over mold conditions, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. In ...Read More »
A lawyer who sued under the newly recognized tort of “interference with parental rights” barely managed to escape an award of sanctions after the client’s allegations proved untrue. The client was not so fortunate. The plaintiff – a Blacksburg woman ...Read More »
A federal appeals decision denying underinsured motorist coverage for a fatal truck accident has generated “alarm and concern” about the interpretation of millions of Virginia auto insurance policies, according to lawyers for the claimants. A divided panel of the 4th ...Read More »
President Trump tapped two men to fill vacancies on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on April 26. Trump named a judge recently picked for the U.S. District Court in South Carolina and a federal prosecutor who tried white ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia was listening when lawyers objected to advertising guidelines that might limit promotion of their rented office space. The court this month approved a new legal ethics opinion on lawyer advertising, but only after removing language ...
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A Montgomery County judge ordered a hospital to turn over its peer review reports to lawyers pursuing a wrongful death medical malpractice claim after concluding the hospital had waived the privilege protection through discovery lapses. The judge ruled that hospital ...Read More »
Law students in Virginia are asking for a rule change which they say will allow them to seek mental health treatment without fear of its impacting their careers. The question arose when students from the University of Richmond sent a ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly is proud to announce the inaugural class of the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Membership in the Hall of Fame is reserved for Virginia lawyers age 60 and older. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall include: * ...Read More »
The vast majority of litigants going through General District Court in Virginia are not represented by attorneys, according to a study conducted on behalf of Blue Ridge Legal Services. Unrepresented litigants lose the majority of General District Court cases when ...
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