A Virginia consumer lawyer says a judge’s hefty fee award in an otherwise small-value used car case will encourage lawyers to stand up for consumers even when the stakes are small. Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne awarded $8,000 ...Read More »
The agency that administers Virginia’s Medicaid program has been ordered to pay nearly $70,000 for a hospital’s legal fees in a dispute over reimbursement for medical services. The fee award followed rulings that held the Chesapeake hospital did not need ...Read More »
In the face of apparent fraud and no defense, a Virginia federal judge has ordered a hotel brokerage and its owners to pay more than $173,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and costs to a hotel development company. The award ...Read More »
Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...
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Ethics experts and the lawyers they counsel have engaged in a long-running debate about how lawyers can compensate their non-lawyer colleagues. It’s been a contentious issue and a recent decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court highlights the continuing controversy. The ...Read More »
Debra Farmer didn’t take the broad hint offered by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema during a final pretrial conference in Farmer’s Title VII suit against Navy Federal Credit Union, Farmer’s former employer. Brinkema recounted the state of the record and ...Read More »