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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Law school to host radio talk show

A radio studio at Liberty University’s law school will be the headquarters for a one-hour daily talk show hosted by law school dean Mat Staver. In addition to running the law school in Lynchburg, Staver serves as chairman of Liberty ...

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Legislation offered to limit asbestos liability

A Newport News law firm contends House Bill 1762 could bring severe limits on recoveries for victims of asbestos exposure.  Lawyer Bobby Hatten calls it “an absolutely evil bill,” according to the Daily Press.

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Early voting, redistricting proposals are killed

A House of Delegates subcommittee voted along party lines to kill bills that would have provided for no-excuse early voting in Virginia and for a bipartisan redistricting commission. The Roanoke Times reports the early-Monday-morning meeting of the six-member panel brought ...

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Gubernatorial nomination ‘a jump ball,’ says Sabato

The Daily Progress reports on the three-way race for the Democratic nomination for governor, with some observers suggesting that money will play a major role. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is betting that he’ll get more mileage out of tackling tough ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Discovery – Witness Statements (access required)

In this wrongful death suit by the estate of a passenger whose vehicle was rear-ended by defendant paving company’s dump truck, a Suffolk Circuit Court says plaintiff can have statements made by witnesses and defendants to insurance investigators after the ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Police Car – Voir Dire (access required)

The estate of a woman killed when she attempted to enter a highway and her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by an off-duty police officer at a high rate of speed, without emergency lights, cannot overturn a defense ...

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Domestic Relations – Adultery – ‘Negative Nonmonetary Factor’ (access required)

A husband’s adultery had a negative nonmonetary impact on a couple’s marriage where wife refused to use the couple’s million-dollar Corolla beach house after discovering it was the site of husband’s many liaisons, and a Loudoun County Circuit Court grants ...

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Civil Procedure – Choice Of Law – Student Loans (access required)

In this suit against a student loan borrower and the co-signor on one of the borrower’s loans, a Fairfax Circuit Court says Ohio’s 15-year statute of limitations, not Virginia’s five-year statute, applies and defendants’ plea in bar is overruled. Ultimately, ...

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Domestic Relations – Adultery – Unfinished Marital Home (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court grants wife a divorce on grounds of husband’s adultery based on husband’s admissions, and finds the unfinished marital home in McLean, with a projected value of $3.8 upon completion, has an “as is” value of $3.3 ...

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