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Nursing home gets writ in contract case (access required)

An appeal of a case we reported in August involving a nursing home contract is among the first group of cases to get a writ after the Supreme Court of Virginia’s writ panel session on Dec. 7. In Inova Health ...

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Delegates probe for judicial philosophy (access required)

Delegates David B. Albo and Bill Janis tried to explore the judicial philosophy of Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth A. McClanahan, but McClanahan deflected the effort and did so in a way that left the delegates looking sheepish for making ...

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Thawing the judicial freeze may be hard (access required)

Lobbyists know that legislators pay attention to pain. There’s plenty of pain to go around these days, as members of Virginia’s General Assembly gird their loins for the start to the 2011 legislative session. Lawyers who want to get legislators’ ...

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Supreme Court affirms grant of summary judgment (access required)

You can win a case on summary judgment and have the Supreme Court of Virginia affirm your victory after all. The high court apparently wasn’t anxious to publicize its decision, however, because it came down yesterday in an unpublished order ...

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