In Virginia, a worker who doesn’t get paid properly by his employer often has trouble collecting the money he is owed because it is not economically feasible for lawyers to take their cases. At present, unpaid workers’ remedies are to ...Read More »
Two proposals supported by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at the General Assembly could offer comfort for businesses involved in litigation – without drawing fire from trial lawyers. One plan would allow summary judgment in business disputes in Virginia courts ...
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Despite earlier objections that legislators were rushing to fill a judgeship with a pre-ordained candidate, General Assembly Republicans on Jan. 16 elected Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney James P. Fisher to the circuit court bench. Fisher will take office July 1 ...Read More »
What once appeared to be a settled matter – the filling of a vacant Loudoun County judgeship by a consensus candidate – turned into a scramble in December as bar groups evaluated candidates amid concern that a choice may already ...Read More »
Two Virginia judges up for new terms on the bench faced scrutiny from legislators over their own personal issues and disputes at a recent interview session. A circuit judge was quizzed about a complaint raised by his ex-wife’s lawyer. A ...Read More »
The intersection of medicine and law extends beyond cases of medical malpractice, despite what some lawyers may think. To state the obvious, every lawyer at some point has been a patient. Conversely, every physician’s practice is regulated by the law. ...Read More »
By Anne L. Roddy There are three important takeaway points for domestic relations lawyers from recent legislation – two bills from the 2018 General Assembly session and one from Congress: If you want spousal support to be non-modifiable, state that affirmatively in your agreements. Effective ...Read More »