An African-American defendant who was convicted of drug and firearm charges may not interview the convicting jurors for signs of racial animus, despite a juror’s statement that his peer expressed racial prejudice during deliberations, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia offered guidance on several civil litigation issues while clearing a lawyer of tort exposure last month. Despite the court’s exploration of common misnomer and tolling issues, the ruling comes not in a published opinion but ...Read More »
The proposal to charge lawyers a percentage fee for cases referred to them by the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service survived a “robust” debate before winning nearly unanimous approval by the Virginia State Bar Council. A package of proposed VLRS rule ...
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A recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Virginia both rebukes a persistent litigator and affirms the power of trial judges to regulate the dress of parties who appear in their courtrooms. A disbarred Virginia lawyer with what the ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia says Carilion Clinic – the Roanoke-based healthcare conglomerate – can face trial on claims that two employees wrongfully disclosed a patient’s private healthcare information. The case exposed a 5-2 split on the court on the ...Read More »
A workplace discrimination lawsuit made by an openly gay female former deputy chief of the Bedford Police can go forward, a Lynchburg federal judge has ruled, finding that the claim was based on her sex, making a member of a ...Read More »
A circuit judge has allowed a doctor to testify on the standard of care for nurses in a nursing home, despite objections that Virginia law ordinarily would not allow a practitioner in one medical field to testify on the standard ...Read More »