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Reform of comp system under study (access required)

Comprehensive reform of Virginia’s workers’ compensation system is under study by a committee of the Boyd-Graves Conference, a group of lawyers and judges that meets annually to propose changes in Virginia civil practice. Workers’ comp practice in Virginia has become ...

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High court to review med-mal cap (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of Virginia’s cap on med-mal damages. On June 11, the court awarded an appeal in Pulliam v. Coastal Emergency Services of Richmond, (Record No. 980659), a ...

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Evidence on alcohol ?prejudicial? (access required)

An auto-accident plaintiff lost a $225,000 jury award because his evidence that the defendant had been drinking and “playing chicken” to run a red light was “irrelevant and prejudicial,” according to a Fauquier County Circuit judge. Even with a claim ...

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