Virginia (/vərˈdʒɪnjə/), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" due to the most U.S. presidents having been born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision.
Posts about Virginia
  • Aarow Equipment v. Travelers- An Update

    … Originally posted 2011-11-28 09:00:07. Image via Wikipedia Previously here at Musings, I discussed the application of pay if paid clauses and the Miller Act. The case that prompted the discussion was the Aarow Equipment & Services, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. case in which the Eastern District of Virginia Federal Court…

    Christopher G. Hill/ Construction Law Musings- 2 readers -
  • Report: Illegal Debt Collection Against Active-Duty Soldiers Halted

    … Certain types of debt collection activity against active duty soldiers and service members are illegal. That didn't stop one retailer and two debt collection firms from partaking, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency pursued action against the companies after learning the firms engaged in illegal tactics in order…

    Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog- 4 readers -
  • Law School Rankings by Alumni Members of Congress

    … some of the country's most prominent. ... But there are plenty of surprises outside the top five. The Top 13 feeder law schools for members of Congress are: 1. Harvard: 18 (7 Senators, 11 Representatives) 2. Georgetown: 13 (5/8) 3. Texas: 7 (0/7) 4. Virginia: 6 (3/3), Yale (4/2) 6. Boston College: 5 (1/4) 7. Alabama: 4 (2/2), Cumberland (0/4), Indiana-Indianapolis (1/3), Kentucky (1/3), Notre Dame (1/3), NYU (1/3), South Carolina (1/3) …

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 6 readers -
  • The Oil and Gas Lease - Part V: Implied Covenants

    Over the last 100 years courts have developed a body of case law in disputes between lessors and lessees of oil and gas leases. Courts have held that certain provisions are "implied" in the contracts, even though there is no language in the lease to support those provisions. The rationale behind these implied provisions goes back to cases interpreting hard mineral leases, and ba ...

    Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog- 4 readers -
  • On contempt in Juvenile Court in Virginia

    … On contempt in Juvenile Court in Virginia There was a seminar put on for the Richmond Bar Association in October 2013, with a discussion about the enforcement of orders in Juvenile Court, that included these materials. It included an article dated July 1, 2013, by Peter Vieth published in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly, about…

    Steve Minor/ SW Virginia law blog- 2 readers -
  • On The Criminal Defense Attorney Who “Knows” All The Prosecutors

    … well. It was the same thing when I practiced in Virginia. Every case I ever tried in Prince William County, for example, was against the very same prosecutor – the now infamous Claiborne Richardson. But it is different in D.C. where prosecutors rotate so quickly – from misdemeanors to felonies, from D.C. Superior Court to U.S. District Court…

    Jamison Koehler/ Koehler Law Blog- 7 readers -
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