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Driver's Conviction Bars Use of Contrib (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor A driver convicted of manslaughter cannot raise his dead passenger's assumption of the risk or contributory negligence as defenses in the wrongful death action filed by the passenger's estate, a Roanoke County Circuit judge has ruled. To allow the defendant to raise the defenses would implicate the hoary legal doctrine of "ex ...

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