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Contractor tiff tops ‘Largest Verdicts’ (access required)

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A court battle between two contractors bidding for a construction project at the Little Creek Naval Base tops the list in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s compilation of “Largest Verdicts” for 2017. Heard Construction was awarded almost $4 million from a Chesapeake ...

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Plaintiff wins access to nursing home training materials (access required)

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Another judge has allowed a medical malpractice plaintiff to examine health care training materials over the objection of a defendant nursing home. Gloucester County Circuit Judge Designate William H. Shaw III – a retired Middle Neck judge – allowed discovery ...

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Lawmakers offer varied court data access plans (access required)

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The 2018 General Assembly could produce a blueprint for giving lawyers, and the general public, unprecedented access to state court case records. A court decision seen as a setback for open government has spawned at least five proposals to allow ...

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Assembly returns 46 judges to the bench (access required)

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Virginia legislators re-elected 46 incumbent trial court judges in the first round of judicial selection at this year’s General Assembly. One new circuit judge was among those elected Jan. 16. One sitting judge was left off the list without explanation. ...

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Bill: Allow damages for loss of consortium (access required)

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A Virginia lawyer-legislator wants the state to allow a cause of action for loss of consortium. Virginia has long refused to allow a tort plaintiff to recover damages for loss of intimacy with a spouse or related damages. Virginia Code ...

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How to recognize and avoid robocalls (access required)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between a trustworthy telemarketer and a scammer who uses the phone to lure people in. With the help of internet software, callers are able to operate from just about anywhere in ...

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