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New tactic successful (access required)

Plaintiffs’ lawyers hope that a recent ruling will help turn the tide against a series of decisions that has hampered their efforts to win punitive damages from drunken drivers. The Jan. 13 ruling by Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Frederick G. ...

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House panel OKs bills affecting the judiciary (access required)

A legislative subcommittee approved bills Wednesday night that would have the General Assembly take over the judicial performance evaluation program and limit the tenure of a chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to eight years. The action occurred ...

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Appellate courts site offers handy services (access required)

Here’s one you should have bookmarked on your computer: the Web site for Virginia’s Judicial System (http://www.courts.state. va.us/main.htm). The site offers a host of valuable features and services. This piece will focus mostly on resources from the Supreme Court of ...

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Loudoun board nixes hospital proposal (access required)

LEESBURG—The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has rejected a proposal to build a hospital in the county. The 5-4 vote on Tuesday came after five years of debate involving a proposal by Hospital Corporation of America to add a 164-bed ...

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