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Should counties be subject to the Tort Claims Act? (access required)

The 2009 General Assembly will be asked to approve a study that could lay the groundwork for allowing accident victims to sue Virginia counties. Virginia counties long have been protected by the common law doctrine of sovereign immunity, which means someone injured by a county employee has to navigate a complex legal landscape to successfully bring ...