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Court sanctions put doctor’s insurance coverage at risk (access required)

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A doctor hamstrung by court penalties in a medical malpractice case now has another problem. With trial set later this month, his medical malpractice insurance company is asking a judge to allow it to walk away from the case, leaving ...

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Mahoney named to Norfolk district court bench

The circuit judges of Norfolk have appointed lawyer Joan E. Mahoney to a general district judgeship. Mahoney had been nominated by the House of Delegates for the position, but she failed to gain Senate support in the 2013 General Assembly. ...

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Defendant pickup driver wins in I-81 crash (access required)

A driver who was rear-ended by a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer cannot collect from the pickup driver, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in its June 28 unpublished order in Venhorst v. Osbaldeston.  The case arose from an ...

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Defendant pickup driver wins in I-81 crash (access required)

A driver who was rear-ended by a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer cannot collect from the pickup driver, the Supreme Court of Virginia said in its June 28 unpublished order in Venhorst v. Osbaldeston.  The case arose from an ...

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Fired exec can’t add to $5M award (access required)

A fired executive who won a $5 million award for breach of a retention agreement cannot add a “performance bonus” to that award, under a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Virginia on June 28. The executive, Army ...

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Fired exec can’t add to $5M award (access required)

A fired executive who won a $5 million award for breach of a retention agreement cannot add a “performance bonus” to that award, under a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Virginia on June 28. The executive, Army ...

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Extra prosecutor not against rules, court says

The Court of Appeals of Virginia has affirmed a Lancaster County man’s rape conviction despite his objections to the prosecutor’s use of extra help with DNA evidence. When Calvin Tucker was charged with the 2011 assault of an 89-year-old woman ...

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