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?Double Recovery' OK For Comp Claim (access required)

A circuit court clerk who was injured while attending a university seminar can collect workers’ comp benefits and a settlement related to his separate tort claim, a Virginia circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression. Recovering from ...

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The Best of 2004 — Top Cases (access required)

Legal highlights for 2004 lead off with a federal case that struck at the heart of modern determinative sentencing guidelines. Seismic shock strikes sentencing system At year end, one of the biggest stories in case law – the constitutionality of ...

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Wrongful Death Limit Used For Med-Mal (access required)

A wrongful death plaintiff who alleges medical malpractice by a defendant physician can sue within two years after the decedent’s death, even though that date is more than two years beyond the last date the physician treated the decedent, a ...

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JIRC Must Hand Over Advisory Opinion (access required)

The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission must give Norfolk lawyer Allan D. Zaleski the advisory opinion it gave a Norfolk circuit judge in a consultation over judicial ethics, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act does ...

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Hassell: Help In Choosing Judges (access required)

Lawyers don’t have to become legislators in order to become players in a key part of Virginia’s judicial system: the election of judges. In fact, it’s vital for practicing lawyers to get involved in the process, according to Chief Justice ...

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