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Podiatrists can’t testify about causation, court holds

In a decision that may soon be mooted by the General Assembly, the Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld the exclusion of podiatrist testimony about the cause of a plaintiff’s foot injuries. Under the Virginia Code, podiatrists are not qualified ...

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Court affirms lawyer discipline for ‘frivolous’ suit against doctor

The Supreme Court of Virginia will not second guess a decision to discipline a Falls Church lawyer for suing a doctor who never treated the lawyer’s client. The court decision comes in the case of Michael P. Weatherbee, who sued ...

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Drunk bus drivers are on notice

Notes from the General Assembly… And here’s one that makes you think, surely this would already be covered by some other law in the Virginia Code. Yesterday the Senate passed House Bill 1353, which provides that anyone who “possesses or ...

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Nonprofit site features in-depth Assembly coverage

Following the 2010 General Assembly session? Here is a valuable resource you might not be aware of: the Richmond Sunlight Web site. Established by the Virginia Interfaith Center in 2007, this volunteer-run site provides user-friendly access to comprehensive data such ...

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Police could ask DUI suspects place of last drink (access required)

(AP) Police officers could begin asking people pulled over for driving under the influence where they had their last drink. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to send the full Senate a bill that would require officers ...

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Henrico County OKs new noise law in response to court (access required)

(AP) Henrico County has joined other Virginia localities in adopting a new noise ordinance in response to a court ruling. The ordinance approved Tuesday night by the Henrico County Board of Supervisors uses a standard based on distance from the ...

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