An architect fired by the city of Alexandria, Va., has won the first case under a new whistleblower law that allows state and local government workers to sue for retaliatory job actions under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.
A lawyer who took a telephone call from a distraught adversary did not violate the bar’s ethics rules when she did not immediately hang up, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.
A doctor who suffered a permanent back injury when he slipped and fell in a Wal-Mart store has won a $11.25-million verdict from a Virginia jury.
A disabled Virginia woman has won a $5 million verdict for a fall in a supermarket.
A Richmond, Va. lawyer who had a high-volume real estate practice has surrendered his law license after the state bar found long-time lapses in bookkeeping and registration as a settlement agent.
An 87-year-old hospital patient injured in a fall has won a $3.5-million verdict against a Newport News, Va. hospital using high resolution imaging to dramatize her alleged brain injuries for the jury.
A judge has approved the largest reported workers’ compensation settlement in Virginia, a $6.2 million package that coordinates ongoing Social Security benefits, a Medicare set-aside fund and a special needs trust to care for a young worker who will need lifetime services.
The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected proposed reforms in lawyer advertising regulations, refusing to relax requirements for disclaimers on claims about case results and tightening limits on the use of words such as “expert” and “specialist.”
The husband of a woman killed in an abortive abduction and robbery in Northern Virginia has recovered $2.6 million from settlements with both the mall where she was abducted and a convenience store where she was forced to try to get money from an ATM.