Saturday, January 31, 2009

From NYT to cvilleweekly

This post laments the subpoena served on my good friend Waldo Jaquith by my good friend James Creekmore in connection with some case, and here is the Motion to Quash filed by Waldo himself, and here an outline by Conrad Shumadine from Norfolk says this on the state of the law of a reporter's privilege in Virginia:

"Courts have adopted a three-part test to determine when the qualified privilege attaches. The test balances (1) whether the information is relevant, (2) whether the information can be obtained by alternative means, and (3) whether there is a compelling interest in the information. Clemente v. Clemente, 56 Va. Cir. 530 (Arlington 2001); Philip Morris Co. v. American Broadcasting Co., 36 Va. Cir. 1, 18 (Richmond 1994); Hatfill v. New York Times Co., 459 F. Supp. 2d 462, 466-67 (E.D. Va. 2006); Hatfill v. New York Times Co., No. CIV.A. 1:04CV807 CMHL, 2006 WL 4500031, at **3-4 (E.D. Va. Nov. 3, 2006)."

On bowling

I think the last time Heath Miller's team played Larry Fitzgerald's team in a "bowl," Heath had a touchdown and his team won while Larry was shut down, and Judge Chad Dotson, Roy Jessee, Mitch Mobley, Will Kimbler, and I were there, for the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl between U.Va. and Pitt.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

On the weekend

This weekend in Williamsburg had plenty of highs and lows, the lows relating mainly to the fact that my term on the board of governors of The Virginia Bar Association is ended and I am now official a has-been.

The most powerful part of the weekend by far was the presentation on understanding veterans, with the images and personal accounts from the people who have been over there, and those who have treated the ones who have been over there.

Also, the real estate litigation lecture by some guy from Newport News was fascinating - that outline will get saved to the archives and e-mailed to everyone in the firm (wait, can I do that?) - it was one of those presentations that was so full of useful information that it kind of wore me out.

And, there was the roast of Mike Pace on Saturday night, but they say what happens at Providence Hall, stays at Providence Hall.