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Habeas Limit Does Not Violate Suspension Clause (access required)

Applying the one-year limitation under Va. Code § 8.01-654(A)(2) to petitioner’s habeas petition alleging belated discovery of a failure to disclose exculpatory evidence does not violate the Suspension Clause of the Virginia Constitution, and the Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses the ...

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Meningitis Case Prompts VCPA, Punitives Claims (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit for the wrongful death of her husband from fungal meningitis allegedly resulting from an epidural injection of a contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy and used by defendant health care providers, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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Richmond’s Smith tapped for post with college of trial lawyers (access required)

Michael W. Smith has been elected treasurer of the American College of Trial Lawyers and will serve on its Executive Committee. Smith, a past president of the Virginia State Bar, is a partner at Christian & Barton, LLP, in Richmond. ...

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