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Author Archives: Roger T. Creager and Edward E. Scher

Written submissions allowed at writ argument? (access required)

When the Supreme Court of Virginia recently upheld one of the largest personal injury verdicts rendered in Virginia, the court left unresolved a procedural issue raised in the case: whether a petitioner for appeal may submit to the writ panel ...

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Motor Carrier May Be Liable For 'Independent Contractor' (access required)

A tractor-trailer crosses over into the oncoming lane, crashes into a small car, and kills its driver. Counsel for the decedent’s family investigates the case and believes that a good recovery can be made in a wrongful death action because ...

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