Virginia law students will help pro bono attorneys review footage from body cameras worn by officers who arrested and detained individuals during protests in Richmond this month. Protests have been held daily in the state capital since May 29 following ...Read More »
Despite a claim of attorney-client privilege, a county government cannot claw back a candid report warning the county about a “male dominated” culture in its fire and rescue department. A federal judge says because Bedford County lawyers waited 40 days ...Read More »
Even though the family of a patient who died of surgery complications settled a Kentucky personal injury claim against providers in that state, the family can still sue Virginia providers in a Virginia court for wrongful death. The claim is ...Read More »
A Henrico County radiologist who once practiced law in Virginia has been summarily suspended from medical practice amid allegations of repeatedly missing signs of cancer in his patients’ mammograms. Michael J. Bigg’s practice constituted a danger to public health or ...
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Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and a week of protests statewide, the Old Dominion Bar Association has issued a statement urging attorneys to use their power in the legal system to support the “equal justice movement.” Founded ...Read More »
“This has to stop.” With just four words, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has laid down a marker. The court was reviewing the case of a black homeless man in West Virginia who was stopped by a police ...Read More »
Virginia employment lawyers are bracing for sweeping changes to their practice beginning July 1 as a wave of worker protection legislation takes effect. Lawyers for employees sound gleeful as they describe extensive changes that benefit workers in disputes with management. ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has confirmed the wide reaching application of motions craving oyer to support demurrer practice in Virginia civil litigation. Despite a handful of recent circuit court rulings limiting oyer motions to deeds and probate matters, the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia says a Roanoke lawyer is liable to the family of a deceased former law partner for pocketing the proceeds of a long-overlooked stock windfall. The case helps define a statutory tolling provision. The justices said ...Read More »
A Richmond-area real estate lawyer violated a bankruptcy stay and breached her fiduciary duty in an invalidated foreclosure sale, a federal bankruptcy judge decided last month. The attorney could face punitive damages, the judge’s opinion said. A lawyer for attorney ...Read More »