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At play in the fields of the law (access required)

“The Home Serenity and Tranquility Act.” We know what you’re thinking. Any legislator who can ensure serenity and tranquility in the home deserves our support. But Del. Robert D. Hull, D-Falls Church, is looking not within the home but just ...

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Med-mal claim allowed for IME (access required)

A personal-injury plaintiff who alleges a doctor verbally abused her during an independent medical examination can sue that doctor for medical malpractice. The Supreme Court of Virginia has recognized a new tort claim against doctors: negligence in a health care ...

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Floyd whistleblower reinstatement rejected (access required)

A Roanoke federal district judge has refused to enforce a Department of Labor order recommending reinstatement of the CFO of a Virginia bank holding company under the “whistleblower” provision of the Sar-banes-Oxley Act. The administrative order was not a “final ...

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Savings clause proposed for new Code (access required)

Eight months into its revision of the Code, the Virginia Code Commission has turned its attention to a key element intended to ease the transition to the reorganized and renumbered 2007 Code: a savings clause. Launched in April, the 2007 ...

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The Best of 2005 (access required)

In surveying case law this year, Virginia Lawyers Weekly highlights decisions from Virginia’s circuit courts. Some of these cases made headlines, to be sure. But even if a decision is not featured on the front page, it will command attention. ...

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