Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Probe of Virginia parole case finds no outside interference

(AP) An outside probe into how Virginia’s government watchdog agency conducted an investigation of a controversial parole decision found no inappropriate political interference by Gov. Ralph …

Court of Appeals judges appoint Vollino to clerkship

A. John Vollino will become the clerk of the Court of Appeals of Virginia effective Sept. 1, according to a June 14 press release from the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Vollino, who has served as t…

High court rejects 2 Virginia white nationalist rally cases

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turne…

Playing defense: Make sure your firm is prepared to fight back against hackers

Hackers used malicious ransomware last month to shut down the oil pipeline that carries gasoline to the East Coast, causing long lines at gas stations lucky enough to have any gas to sell at all. T…

Schools to appeal teacher’s return after transgender remark

LEESBURG (AP) — A northern Virginia school system plans to appeal a judge’s order to reinstate a suspended gym teacher who spoke at a school board meeting against a proposal requiring that tr…

The VLW Digital Edition – June 14, 2021

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VSB Disciplinary Actions: June 14 issue

Effective May 25, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Billy Joe Seabolt Jr. of Williamsburg based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering …

Landscaper suffered major injuries in crash involving tractor-trailer

$1,262,265 settlement Type of action: Motor vehicle accident Injuries alleged: Various trauma with major injury being ankle fracture Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane McQ. Strickland (Ret.) Da…

Two killed in head-on collision; oncoming driver was fleeing police

Wrongful Death $600,000 settlement Type of action: Wrongful death and personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple vertebral fractures, fractures to both lower extremities, fractured hip and fracture…

PLAYING DEFENSE — Make sure your firm is prepared to fight back against hackers

Hackers used malicious ransomware last month to shut down the oil pipeline that carries gasoline to the East Coast, causing long lines at gas stations lucky enough to have any gas to sell at all. T…