By Jessie Ammons Rumbley and Maura Mazurowski If California were its own country, it would have the fifth-largest economy in the world. So when the Golden State throws its weight around, it can rumble the desks of attorneys from coast ...Read More »
Legislators hope that by collaborating with the courts and the state retirement system they can adjust judicial pension formulas to attract more “seasoned” lawyers to the bench. Senators from both parties spoke as one last month to lament financial disincentives ...Read More »
Based on evidence that four loan guarantees were the product of forgery by the debtor’s wife, a bankruptcy judge has disallowed more than $2.3 million in claims by a bank that lent money to a now-defunct real estate investment firm. ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly is now accepting submissions for the 2020 annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The annual survey highlights the 75 largest law firms in Virginia. The rankings are based on the number of Virginia-licensed attorneys working in ...
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Saying businesses have no right to put an “impermeable barrier” around employees and contractors, a Fairfax circuit judge has rejected an action to enforce broadly written noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses. The ruling could open opportunities for medical professionals and others ...Read More »
On any given day, 10,000 juveniles are housed in adult prisons and jails nationwide, according to the Equal Justice Initiative. Under Virginia law, juveniles 14 and older must be tried as adults when charged with first- or second-degree murder or ...Read More »
Virtual offices have become a staple of American society. In 2016, 43% of employed Americans said they worked remotely or virtually at least once a week, according to the study by Gallup. “Employees are pushing companies to break down the ...Read More »
By a four-to-one margin, the Virginia Senate has approved raising the state’s automobile liability insurance minimum limit from $25,000 to $35,000. If the proposal becomes law, it would be the first change in the state’s auto liability minimum since 1975. ...Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Alison M. McKee took office as president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s winter meeting in Williamsburg Jan. 25. McKee, who practices with Kaufman & Canoles, succeeds Richard E. Garriott Jr., also of Virginia Beach. ...
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Even without binding authority in the circuit on the circumstances, a federal appeals panel has denied qualified immunity for a police officer who shot and killed a citizen’s dog when the dog allegedly posed no threat. “Police can’t kill pets ...Read More »