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Important Opinions: A recap for January – June 2016

Virginia Supreme Court Columns Inside FEA

Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the compilation of Important Opinions from January to June 2016. You’ll find more than 233 cases highlighted. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover of the paper each week and in a recap available on our ...

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Herring wins regional chair

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been elected chair of the southern region of the National Association of Attorneys General. The election was made official June 24. Herring has served as southern region vice-chair for two years. Herring will serve ...

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Governor issues executive order on environment (access required)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signaled June 28 that he won’t wait for a federal court or­der or support from state GOP lawmak­ers before taking action to lower carbon emissions from Virginia’s power plants. In the governor’s latest effort to exert executive ...

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Woman had bad headache, later suffered aneurysm and died – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms in­cluded a week-long head­ache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...

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Disabled vet bought car that could not support wheelchair, recovers under Consumer Protection act – $31,314 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Diane Applewhaite is a dis­abled Navy veteran who went to Koons Automotive Inc. in Woodbridge to pur­chase a vehicle. She had recently been prescribed by her physician to use an electric wheelchair, and needed to pur­chase a vehicle that ...

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