• Jury says Trinity Industries (TRN) intentionally hid info on guardrail system total damages may exceed $1 Billion

    A jury has ruled that Trinity Industries (TRN) deliberately withheld information from the U.S. Government about cost-savings to its highway guardrail system that made that system more dangerous which defrauded the government out of $175 million.The case was brought by Joshua Harman, a maker and installer of guardrail systems in Virginia.

    9 readers - Jeffrey A. Newman/ Whistleblower Lawyer News
  • Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearings

    Many people have heard of grand jury hearings, but most are not sure what grand jury hearings actually entail. Understanding who is involved and what occurs in a grand jury hearing can help you if you are the subject of one or otherwise affected by one. If you think you are facing a grand jury, you want to consult with an experienced Fairfax criminal defense attorney.

    8 readers - Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer
    • SunBurst Foods Recalls Deli Products

      SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products being recalled were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. This recall was initiated as a result of sampling and testing performed by the North Carol ...
      8 readers - Bill Marler/ Listeria Blog
    • Gay marriage crosses the red line

      For years the specter of a backlash like the one said to have been generated by Roe v. Wade has haunted the constitutional debate over same-sex marriage. Even some supporters have worried about it. If courts forced states to allow same-sex marriages, the reasoning went, there would be widespread resistance in the form of popular protests, civil disobedience, refusals by sta ...
      8 readers - Dale Carpenter/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • SunBurst Recalls Listeria Tainted Products From Four States

      SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products being recalled were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. This recall was initiated as a result of sampling and testing performed by the North ...
      9 readers - Drew Falkenstein/ Food Poison Journal

    The latest about Virginia

    • Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kids

      … in the article assert: In a 2002 study psychologist E. Mavis Hetherington of the University of Virginia and her then graduate student Anne Mitchell Elmore found that many children experience short-term negative effects from divorce, especially anxiety, anger, shock and disbelief. These reactions typically diminish or disappear by the end of the second year…

      3 readers - Harding & Associates
    • U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activists

      …. Constitution. Those judges had ruled in favor of same-sex marriage because to treat people differently based on sexual orientation is tantamount to being unconstitutional unless there were a compelling government need or argument. A Closer Look at the Affected States The specific appeals under consideration were from the states of Virginia, Utah…

      1 readers - Sonoma County Lawyer Blog
    • How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5

      … and the District, to calls from individuals whose employers are defense contractors often based in Reston or Herndon, but the individuals themselves are personally located in Iraq, Afghanistan, or another foreign nation. Every call is unique, but there are some things that will help you hire an attorney regardless of your reason for calling…

      1 readers - Virginia Employment Law Blog
    • Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

      …The U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 6, 2014 that it was not going to consider appeals from lawmakers in five states, including Virginia, who wished to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The result: same-sex couples now have the right to get married in Virginia. As with any other couples, same-sex couples should always consider a premarital…

      4 readers - Anneshia Miller Grant/ Livesay & Myers, P.C.
    • The Registered Agent Advantage

      …English: Logo of the SCC eFile website. Created by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In the Commonwealth of Virginia, as in most states, all corporations, LLC’s or other corporate style entities are required to have a registered agent if they are to do business in the Commonwealth. The reasons for the requirement…

      1 readers - Christopher G. Hill/ Construction Law Musings
    • Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental Ones

      … to emphasize that term in major speeches defending the New Deal.[3] By the early 1940s, the ratification of the Bill of Rights was being commemorated for the first time, President Roosevelt was using the Bill of Rights as a rallying cry for World War Two, and the Supreme Court was canonizing the Bill of Rights in West Virginia State School Board…

      2 readers - Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
    • Home Sweet Home

      … While I love Italy and Sicily, I did long to return to my hikes on my favorite trails in Maryland and Virginia. I did my usual dawn hike this morning on Billy Goat trail and it was glorious with the leaves changing and the crisp autumn wind. The only downside was that there is a group of Chinese hikers who also do the early Sunday hike…

      5 readers - Jonathan Turley
    • Avalanche of Same-Sex Marriage Legal Developments

      … in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin for purposes of extending federal benefits. The action came after the Supreme Court refused review of Circuit Court decisions affecting those states. Apparently (though there is some slight ambiguity in DOJ's announcement) the federal government will also recognize same-sex marriages performed in Nevada and Idaho after the Supreme Court refused to stay the 9th Circuit's decision as to those states. (See prior posting.)…

      4 readers - Howard Friedman/ Religion Clause
    • Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

      … know-it-alls (I say that with total admiration!) anything about our own U.S. legislation–H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act, “a bill to phase out cosmetic animal testing and the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.” Introduced by Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia (Democrat, 8th district) last March, the bill awaits a committee hearing with 55 co-sponsors…

      3 readers - Animal Blawg
    • Courts in Arizona, Wyoming, Alaska strike down same-sex marriage bans

      … that it had denied seven pending appeals [JURIST report], effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. Also last week the Kansas Supreme Court temporarily halted [JURIST report] the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses until it hears oral arguments on the issue next month. …

      4 readers - Julie Deisher Edwards/ JURIST
      Earlier about the same topic:
      • Arizona same-sex marriage ban falls

        A senior federal judge in Phoenix on Friday struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage in two separate rulings, and refused to delay the effect of the decisions. He also predicted that the Supreme Court would “turn a deaf ear” to a request to postpone such marriages in the state. His nearly identical, four-page rulings are here and here. Meanwhile, U.S.

        1 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
      • Same-sex marriage today: A round-up

        Courts’ constitutional rulings or orders on state power to ban same-sex marriages kept up their very rapid pace on Friday, as the Supreme Court allowed gay and lesbian couples to begin getting licenses in Alaska, a federal judge did the same in Arizona and the state opted not to appeal, and a federal judge in Wyoming added another ruling against a ban.

        3 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
    • Weekly Legal Education Roundup

      … Above the Law, Another Stupid Defense Of Law School From HuffPo David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Thinking Like a Lawyer Charles Barzun (Virginia), LawInside-Out: Beyond the Internal/External Distinction in Legal Scholarship, 101 Va. L. Rev. ___ (2015) Kathy Bowrey (New South Wales), Audit Culture: Why Law Journals are Ranked and What Impact…

      3 readers - Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog