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Negligence – Rescue Doctrine – Victim’s Intoxication – Rescuer’s Conduct (access required)

Where a victim-defendant was placed in peril through his own negligence and a would-be-rescuer-plaintiff was injured trying to aid the victim, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds that evidence of the victim’s intoxication was properly excluded as irrelevant and immaterial but a jury should have been allowed to consider whether the rescuer’s conduct was rash ...

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