By Peter Vieth A woman’s failure to read the label on a bottle of pills was not contributory negligence as a matter of law, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court said in the case of a pharmacy that mailed ...
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Three days after a gunman shot and killed 12 people at the sprawling Virginia Beach, Virginia government complex, lawyers were back in court nearby on June 3 arguing to a jury over the value of a personal injury claim. The ...Read More »
Allowing a young visitor to Colonial Williamsburg to eat his homemade meal with classmates in a historic tavern might be a necessary accommodation to his special dietary needs, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last ...Read More »
Divorce lawyers, beware. Tech-savvy clients may be arriving at your office bringing a host of ethical—and even criminal—problems wrapped up with their domestic cases. They may be using cell phone software to illegally gather information, or they themselves may be ...Read More »
A South Carolina case that was once cited as evidence of Mexican drug cartels fueling U.S. drug trafficking is now provoking conflicting views among appellate judges about racial factors involved in police traffic stops. Three federal appeals court judges ...Read More »
A near tragedy at a Virginia law office has prompted lawyers to consider how to protect themselves and their staff against harm. Authorities on office security say the staff and lawyers at the offices of Barnes & Diehl in Chester, Va., did the right things and took the right steps when a gunman showed up June 20, demanding to see a lawyer.Read More »