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Senate invites judge candidates

Leaders of the Virginia Senate Courts Committee have formally invited additional candidates to interview for as many as four vacancies on the state’s appellate courts. Sens. Thomas K. Norment Jr. and Mark D. Obenshain are inviting anyone who would like ...

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Emergency calls: Legal issue of first responder liability roils the Supreme Court (access required)

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The injury claim seems straightforward. Your client was hurt in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver clearly was at fault. The other vehicle has plenty of insurance. So, why is this case not a slam-dunk winner? If the other ...

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Judicial nominee Dillon appears before senators

Salem lawyer Elizabeth K. Dillon had no apparent opposition for a Western District federal judgeship as she sailed through a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Committee chair Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, asked no questions of Dillon and ...

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Arlington lawyer, wife, said injured in attack

Fairfax County police have charged husband-and-wife attorneys with a Sunday evening attack on another couple at the victims’ McLean home. One of the victims is Arlington attorney Leo S. Fisher, according to a source close to the investigation. Fisher is ...

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Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed itself and restored a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict, revealing disagreement among the justices on two tort law issues. In an Oct. 31 opinion, two justices switched sides on the question of a ...

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