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Good Samaritan injured while assisting victim of traffic crash – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, who was formerly an emergency medical technician, encountered a severe accident that happened only moments before on Fairfax County Route 28. He offered assistance to the trooper, who accepted and instructed plaintiff to care for the barely conscious victim. ...

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High court nixes summary judgment order — again (access required)

Starting in the mid-90s, the Supreme Court of Virginia has cautioned trial judges against too-hasty summary judgment decisions. The latest example of that approach came Oct. 1, when the high court held that a trial judge in Virginia Beach erred ...

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Real Estate – Restrictive Covenant – POAA (access required)

Bexley Association, a subdivision association in Chesterfield County, cannot enforce a restrictive covenant against an owner who had no notice and never agreed to buy into a homeowners association or to incur fees prior to purchasing his property, says a ...

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First candidate for Supreme Court vacancy emerges

L. Steven Emmert, perhaps the most active appellate attorney in state courts and the host of the popular www.virginia-appeals.com website, says he will seek the Supreme Court of Virginia seat that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...

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Richmond lawyer named Volunteer of the Year

Richmond lawyer Kevin A. White has been named Outstanding Volunteer of the year by the Pro Bono Clearinghouse program of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation. Incoming board president Brian R. Marron presented the award to White last night at St. ...

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Do-over, law firm accounting among writs granted (access required)

A do-over that resulted in a 10-fold increase in the award for a rear-ended plaintiff and a dispute over a dissolving law firm’s capital account are among recent writs granted by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The retrial is Blevins ...

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The Judge and Captain Sally (access required)

Asphalt parking lots and concrete decks in a part of downtown Richmond nearly obscure an all-but-forgotten piece of local history, with a strong legal link. On the corner of 3rd and Main Streets once stood the home of Judge John ...

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