A hard-fought battle over the technicalities of getting married in Virginia has been resolved with a narrow judicial preference for the validity of marriage over formulaic procedure. The backyard wedding of Richard Levick and Deborah MacDougall in 2002 – with ...Read More »
A lawyer for Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Kurt Pomrenke this month urged state Supreme Court justices to censure the judge, but not remove him from office, for admitted misconduct in connection with his wife’s legal troubles. Censure or ...
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In a fraud and copyright infringement case involving competing computer software companies, a Carolina-based judge’s ruling trumps a decision made across the pond, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The SAS Institute Inc., which is headquartered in ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved distribution of a decedent’s half-million-dollar estate based on a determination by a commissioner of accounts acting without referral from a circuit court judge. The decision stops short of confirming the authority of commissioners ...Read More »
A Richmond businessman who said he was jumped and beaten by two men in a 2014 incident managed to shoot both of his assailants and then sued the one that survived. The gun-wielding assault victim won a $95,000 verdict from ...Read More »
Cloud computing, where data is stored offsite on servers owned by third parties and accessed via an internet connection—has been around for more than a decade now. At first, lawyers were slow to adopt to the concept even though it ...Read More »
A public defender whose impact on his community reaches far beyond the clients he represents in court, Timothy S. Coyne was hailed as “Leader of the Year” by the Class of 2017 in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” ...Read More »
A law firm accused of helping a client move assets to avoid a civil judgment now faces trial on a claim of fraudulent conveyance under a ruling from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The justices unanimously reversed the decision of ...Read More »
BALTIMORE—A 40-foot tall cross erected as a World War I memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg, Maryland, violates the constitutional separation of church and state, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 18. “The monument has the primary ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia State Bar leaders say lawyer-client matching services that advertise limited legal services for fixed rates and charge marketing fees to participating lawyers violate Virginia’s legal ethics rules. The VSB Council recommended that Virginia join five other states ...
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