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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Compromise reached on hospital discovery (access required)

Negotiators for Virginia hospitals, doctors and trial lawyers have hammered out legislation to regulate which hospital documents can be made available to plaintiffs’ lawyers in medical malpractice litigation. The measure, an amended version of House Bill 2373, seeks to protect ...

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Increase in GDC jurisdiction, IOLTA bill advance (access required)

A proposal to raise the jurisdictional limit for civil cases from $15,000 to $25,000 cleared the civil subcommittee of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday. Senate Bill 774, patroned by A. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, had the support of the ...

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List of foreclosure reform bills is long (access required)

A long list of far-reaching foreclosure reform bills at the 2011 General Assembly has set the stage for a showdown between Virginia bankers and mortgage reformers from both parties. Among the measures in the hopper are bills to transform Virginia ...

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Car Owner Wins Damage & Fees Against Towing Company (access required)

A plaintiff vehicle owner wins default judgment against a towing company that asserted a right to repossess plaintiff’s car, despite her evidence that her vehicle title showed no liens, and a Richmond U.S. District Court awards the owner $750 in ...

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No Interlocutory Appeal for Chapter 13 Plan Denial (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies debtor permission to file an interlocutory appeal of the bankruptcy court’s denial of debtor’s Chapter 13 reorganization plan. A party seeking leave to file an interlocutory appeal must satisfy three requirements: 1) the order ...

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Court Rejects Contingency Fee Payments on Navy Contract (access required)

In this contract dispute as to whether plaintiff is entitled to contingency fee payments on two U.S. Navy contracts that defendant shipbuilding company pursued prior to contracting with plaintiff, but that plaintiff assisted in finalizing once it started working for ...

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