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I Tried the Case and Won (Twice) - So What Did I Do Wrong?

In the spring of 2014 I tried a case to a jury in one of the circuit courts in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area. I represented a truck driver and his corporate entity in a lawsuit that had been filed against him by a young...more

Drone Registration – What’s Next?

The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently upheld a verdict on behalf of a drone enthusiast that found that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rule requiring that individual...more

Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just an Ideal, But a Client Demand

Facebook recently announced a new policy: At least 33% of the lawyers hired to represent the social media giant must be a female or minority. Law firms vying to service Facebook’s legal work must demonstrate their active...more

Virginia Supreme Court Considers Evidence Necessary to Get Gross Negligence Case to a Jury

Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Elliott, Administrator of the Estate of Smith v. Carter. The opinion was authored by Justice Goodwyn and flowed from an appeal of a case that was...more

Virginia Supreme Court Decides Punitive Damages Case

In the recent case of Cain v. Lee, the Virginia Supreme Court determined that the Circuit Court for the County of Stafford erred when it granted a jury instruction that provided that “punitive damages are generally not...more

SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by...more

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