The plaintiffs’ bar is the winner today in a case where the defense sought to force a plaintiff to elect between a personal injury claim and a wrongful death claim for the estate of a man who died after acquiring ...Read More »
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The Supreme Court of Virginia today outlawed the use of the “unavoidable accident” jury instruction in personal injury trials. Writing for a unanimous court in Hancock-Underwood v. Knight, Justice Donald W. Lemons said, “While in the past we have permitted ...
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A handful of sympathetic lawyers in Salem and Roanoke have managed to save the day for three Peruvian college students stuck without jobs in Virginia while on an exchange program. As reported by The Roanoke Times, attorney Correy Diviney took ...Read More »
Legislators expect to focus on the budget and, according to a Media General report, the lawmakers are finding plenty to criticize in Gov. Kaine’s spending proposals.Read More »
The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists. According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...
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Four state senators hope to enlist other legislators in an effort to avoid partisan bickering over judicial appointments and redistricting, reports The Winchester Star. The Commonwealth Caucus is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans who agreed to support ...
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The Virginia Organizing Project is working to restore voting rights for felons who have served their time, according to the C-Ville Weekly. One of the activists pushing for legislative reform says, under current law, an application for restoration of civil ...Read More »
Court records show a fourth person has died from a heroin overdose linked to a Centreville drug ring. Most of those involved are 19 or 20 years of age. The Washington Post reports that the case has unveiled the recent ...Read More »