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 »
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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 »
In a ruling hailed by personal injury defense lawyers, a Norfolk federal magistrate judge has rejected an injured motorist’s effort to claim medical bills that were discharged in bankruptcy court. Wesley Payne claimed he was hurt in 2007 when his ...Read More »
Despite the introduction of a bill to boost the Virginia medical malpractice damages cap, it looks like the fight over a cap increase will be delayed until the 2010 legislative session. Legislation introduced for the General Assembly session that starts ...Read More »
An Amherst County jury returned a $750,000 verdict last week for a woman who suffered multiple injuries in a 2005 head-on collision that fatally injured the other driver. Plaintiff’s lawyer Peter A. Katt of Roanoke said the case is significant ...Read More »
In Virginia, the taxpayers pick up the tab for civil litigants who exercise their right to a jury trial. One Virginia senator wants to make a small change in that practice. Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Daleville, has introduced legislation that would ...Read More »