Local governments are fighting back against a Senate plan for the state to take a cut of local traffic fines. It’s an issue with immediate implications for communities that depend heavily on money from traffic tickets. Other localities say it ...Read More »
Yesterday a federal appeals court upheld a $100,000 punitive damage award for a tenant in an Arlington high-rise whose lease was not renewed because of her persistent complaints about her allergies to smoke, mold and paint fumes. Plaintiffs Linda and ...Read More »
Potter Stewart famously remarked about obscenity, “I know it when I see it.” The justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, however, were conspicuously quiet today when they had the chance to explore the definition of “obscene.” In Barson v. ...Read More »
Another former official in the Bush administration Justice Department has accepted a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar for attempting to cover up political favoritism in the hiring and firing of staff attorneys. On Feb. 11, a VSB Fourth ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a public admonition for a prosecutor who talked to a defendant without his lawyer. The defendant was involved in two separate cases and the high court said the disciplinary charge did not adequately ...Read More »
The Hispanic Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia has rated candidates for the expected vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia, according to member David Bernhard of Falls Church: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Roanoke lawyer Monica T. Monday Fairfax County Circuit ...
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A Newport News attorney has been suspended for three months after allegedly failing to keep in touch with his clients in a family financial dispute. The complaint against Richard S. Gordon arose from a 2008 case in Hampton in which ...Read More »
House budget planners appear willing to turn up the heat a bit more than their Senate counterparts when it comes to unfreezing Virginia trial court judgeships. A House Appropriations subcommittee recommends filling 33 judgeships that would otherwise be left unfilled. ...
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The Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Nominations Committee has found six candidates highly qualified for the expected vacancy this year on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. One other candidate was found “qualified.” The panel votes first on whether a candidate ...Read More »