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Sister liable as cotenant in family farm fight

A dissenting sibling in a dispute over the disposition of a family farm must share in the costs of a subdivision plan when the plan helped to increase the value of the property, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. As ...

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Court splits with two med-mal decisions

The plaintiffs and defense both score a win with two medical malpractice appeals decided today by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Graham v. Cook , the court affirmed a defense verdict for an orthopedic surgeon and revisited the issue ...

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‘Sleepover liability’ opinion is withdrawn

The Supreme Court of Virginia has withdrawn its opinion declaring a common law duty for host parents to “supervise and care” for a sleepover guest. The opinion in Kellermann v. McDonough allowed a civil trial of  a couple who permitted ...

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Geary to challenge Kizer for Henrico prosecutor

Former Richmond prosecutor Matthew Geary plans to run against incumbent Wade Kizer for Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney. Geary left his position as chief deputy in the commonwealth’s attorney’s office in April to join a private practice in Richmond, reports the ...

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Muhammad execution set for November

Convicted DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad will be put to death on Nov. 10 under a ruling today by Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O’Brien. As reported by The Washington Post , the commonwealth had asked for a ...

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