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EVMS charitable immunity rejected

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued decisions in two medical malpractice cases today. One, as expected, was a published order ruling that Eastern Virginia Medical School Academic Physicians and Surgeons Health Services Foundation does not have charitable immunity.Judges in Norfolk ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – ‘Fugitive’ Father

By wrongfully taking his child to Spain, a “fugitive” father has forfeited his right to appeal court orders to return the child to his mother, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds in a first-impression case. Sasson v. Shenhar (Va.S.Ct.) (VLW ...

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Mental health commission considers proposals

Richard Bonnie told members of the Mental Health Law Reform Commission today that the commission took a gigantic first step in the 2008 General Assembly session “but it was a first step.” Bonnie, the University of Virginia law school professor ...

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Mental health commission considers proposals

Richard Bonnie told members of the Mental Health Law Reform Commission today that the commission took a gigantic first step in the 2008 General Assembly session “but it was a first step.” Bonnie, the University of Virginia law school professor ...

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No long-distance guilty plea for Vick

Circuit Judge Samuel E. Campbell today denied a defense request to allow former quarterback Michael Vick to plead guilty to state dog-fighting charges by video conference. The judge agreed with Surry County Commonwealths Attorney Gerald Poindexter that Vick should have ...

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Attorneys – Legal Malpractice – Insurer Claims

Liability and excess carriers who covered an $8.3M verdict against the Wintergreen resort have no claim for legal malpractice under Virginia law, a Richmond Circuit Court says. Wintergreen Partners v. Bowman and Brooke et al. (Richmond Cir.Ct.) (VLW 008-8-228) (3 ...

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