A trial judge has excised two of the claims in a medical malpractice action based on an alleged “bait and switch” tactic by a heart surgeon. A young patient claims the cardiologist told her and her parents that he would ...Read More »
At least six candidates have indicated they would like to be considered for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Virginia bar groups have been asked by a state Senate leader to evaluate candidates, and an evaluation process ...Read More »
Despite questions about whether a defendant health care company ever received actual notice of a malpractice lawsuit, a judge has approved a $1 million default judgment. The judge said he was reassured of proper service since suit papers were delivered ...Read More »
A homeowner’s insurance company paid its limits of $2.5 million to settle claims that a former professional football player severely injured his physician girlfriend in a 2015 domestic assault, the victim’s lawyers reported. The civil settlement was hammered out as ...Read More »
Although the newlywed parties had not consummated their marriage and one spouse was pursuing gender transition, the other spouse – who hoped for children – was not entitled to an annulment under Virginia law, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with four statewide bar groups, has announced the 2020 class of “Influential Women of Law.” This awards program, now in its second year, honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of ...
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Although the 4th Circuit has not yet spoken on “constructive demotion” as a factor in a Title VII retaliation claim, a federal district judge in Roanoke has embraced the concept and allowed such a claim to go forward. U.S. District ...Read More »