Ethical Lawyer Blogging in Virginia

A three-judge panel in Virginia has issued its decision in an important case for lawyers who blog or who are thinking of starting a blog. The case involved the appeal of a ruling by Virginia State Bar Association's disciplinary committee about a blog written by Virginia lawyer Horace Hunter . The...

Virginia Supreme Court Limits Opportunity to Obtain Quick Dismissals of Noncompete Cases

When companies sue their former employees on the ground that they allegedly breached a broadly-worded noncompete agreement , a common defense tactic has been to file a demurrer, arguing that the complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. The thinking was that if the noncompete...