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Judiciary committee still embroiled

Even though the U.S. Senate judiciary committee is moving ahead with confirmation hearings, including that of Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee yesterday, Republicans reportedly continue to grumble about the pace of judicial confirmations. The Baltimore Sun’s James Oliphant ...

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Lawyers for constitutional officers

Who pays the defense lawyer’s bill when one of Virginia’s elected constitutional officers gets sued? Sometimes, of course, it’s the taxpayers. Constitutional officers seem to be getting sued a lot recently. There is former Sheriff George McMillan in Roanoke (represented ...

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A bad night at the IHOP

Two vastly different stories emerge from the pleadings in a Newport News federal lawsuit where a woman claims she was refused service at an IHOP restaurant, according to the Virginia Gazette.

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Expert must back treatise (access required)

A live witness must lay a solid foundation before articles in medical journals may be admitted as “holy writ” in a civil trial, according to an opinion this month from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court’s unanimous decision tightens ...

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Birth-injury case nets $1.55M verdict (access required)

A Newport News jury returned a $1.55 million verdict in a birth-injury case this month in which the evidence included a home movie of the delivery, according to lawyers for the plaintiff. The April 18 verdict against a Newport News ...

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