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George Mason's Scalia Law School receives a $50 million grant for new academic chairs

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 18, 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Virginia has received a $50 million grant, the largest in the school's history.

Virginia doesn't want one of Bloomberg's environmental prosecutors sent to its AG's office

By Charmaine Little | Mar 14, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia’s two houses of its General Assembly have taken a stand against Bloomberg Philanthropies' attempt to hire environmental activist lawyers to sue major companies such as Exxon and Chevron over global warming.

Associated Press, other news organizations seek records relating to Roger Stone

By Chandra Lye | Mar 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A group of news organizations has requested access to warrants from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Coalition urges FDIC to protect small-dollar loan lenders from abusive lending

By Marian Johns | Feb 25, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Illinois Attorney Kwame Raoul has joined a 13-state coalition urging the federal government to ensure small loan borrowers are protected from high interest and abusive lending and that lenders comply with state laws regarding small-dollar loans.

Federal courts back Justice Department's position in 2 religious liberty cases

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal courts have upheld the U.S. Justice Department's (DOJ) positions on two separate cases involving religious liberty issues, according to the department.

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Newspapers want federal appeals court to unseal data about opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.

DXC Technology stock allegedly traded at artificially inflated prices during class period, suit states

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 15, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia company is alleged to have misrepresented the company's financial condition and caused stocks to trade at artificially inflated prices.

Agriculture group: By suing hog farms over the smell, attorneys win while farmers lose

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 15, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Animal Agriculture Alliance president and CEO Kay Johnson Smith worries that there's little farmers can do to resolve issues being litigated in nuisance lawsuits that target them in federal court in North Carolina.

Former Senate majority leader Reid hits out, but remembered for unwavering support of trial lawyers

By John Breslin | Jan 8, 2019

During his time in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid was a major ally for the nation's plaintiffs lawyers

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Attorney General Herring joins $68 million settlement with UBS AG For Manipulating Libor

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a $68 million 40-state settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: Maryland Super Lawyers Features Ava Lias-Booker as Baltimore Trailblazer

By Press release submission | Dec 19, 2018

Maryland Super Lawyers prominently featured Baltimore partner Ava Lias-Booker in an oral history of trailblazing African-American lawyers who helped shape the city’s legal community in the post-civil rights era.

Virginia Supreme Court reverses ruling regarding dentist's request over redacted records

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia's Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling denying a dentist's request to compel a city to limit the scope of redaction in certain billing records he requested in connection with a lawsuit.

Virginia court orders loan company to pay more than $50 miliion for alleged illegal loans

By Marian Johns | Nov 23, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. — A Hampton Circuit Court has ordered a loan company and its owner to pay more than $50 million in debt relief and civil penalties for advancing illegal, high-interest loans to more than 1,000 veterans and seniors in the state, according to the Virginia Attorney General's Office.

Photographer files suit after Adobe Systems software allegedly permanently deleted files

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland photographer and videographer is suing a software maker over allegations a software program permanently deleted files.

Virginia Supreme Court says vicarious liability claim should not have been dismissed in Carilion Clinic suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Virginia has only partially agreed with a woman who accused a health care group of revealing her confidential medical information to other parties.

Va. woman alleged to have failed to report mother's death, continued to collect $200K in federal benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – An Arlington, Virginia woman is alleged to have wrongfully continued to collect benefits after her mother's death 20 years ago.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.

Virginia alleges recycling services company violated state's waste management laws

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PETERSBURG, Va. — The state of Virginia alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services LLC (CFS) has a series of waste management violations at its Tri City landfill.

MobiLoans violated RICO, according to class action lawsuit filed by consumers

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 31, 2018

RICHMOND — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against MobiLoans, LLC, an Internet lending website, citing alleged unjust enrichment, violations of RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(C) and (D), violations of Virginia Usury Laws, and Indiana Usury Laws.

Split Va. SC says employers owed 'duty of care' to family members of employees with asbestos claims

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Employers owe a duty of care when an employee's family members are exposed to asbestos the employee brings home from the job, a split Virginia Supreme Court ruled Oct. 11.

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