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Contrib Defense Available Despite Negligence Per Se (access required)

Even though an apartment building owner was negligent per se by having an inadequate balcony railing, it could use a contributory negligence defense to a lawsuit brought by a woman who fell, a federal judge in Newport News has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge said that the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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