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Lawyer sanction reversed for jury instruction error (access required)

Two trial lawyers who inadvertently submitted an erroneous jury instruction should not have been sanctioned $200 each, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on April 14. It reversed sanctions against the lawyers who defended a riding instructor in a wrongful ...

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Court Rejects ‘Criminal Act’ Policy Exclusion (access required)

In a disabled adult’s suit seeking damages for second-degree burns she suffered in 2011 while in the care of de­fendant home health agency’s employee/ independent contractor, the Norfolk Cir­cuit Court denies summary judgment to defendant insurance company based on its ...

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