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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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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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