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Default Set Aside For Nursing Home (access required)

A med-mal defendant who suffered a default judgment after its financially troubled insurance carrier had difficulty hiring defense counsel can get that default judgment set aside, the Supreme Court of Virginia has decided. The first lawyer assigned to represent the ...

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Issue Framed By Judicial Canons, Case Law (access required)

The question developing under Virginia’s law on judicial ethics is how big is the umbrella defined by the rule calling for recusal when a judge’s impartiality “might reasonably be questioned.” That is the standard employed under Virginia’s current Canons of ...

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