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Corporate Counsel Survey (access required)

The following companies participated in a survey of corporate counsel conducted by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Questions Lawyers Weekly asked were designed to find out how corporate counsel choose and use outside law firms. Information gleaned from the survey appears below. ...

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Supreme Court Review Granted (access required)

Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. The information provided comes from the successful petition for appeal and, in some instances, from the brief in opposition. Additional information is available from ...

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Supreme Court to hear 'crashworthiness' case (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Virginia law recognizes a theory in products liability known as the “crashworthiness doctrine.” The crashworthiness doctrine imposes liability on a manufacturer of a vehicle where the vehicle’s design subjects a driver ...

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Research Box: Med-mal tolling (access required)

The following cases consider the question whether the July 1, 1993, revisions to the Virginia Medical Malpractice Act are retroactive: RAY v. INOVA HEALTH SYS. HOSPS. VLW 094-8-300; Fairfax County Cir. Ct. (Hancock) Jan. 4, 1994. In this variation on ...

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Med-mal suits in limbo after repeal (access required)

Last year’s overhaul of the Virginia medical malpractice statute has left in limbo as many as 150 pending med-mal cases, according to Virginia med-mal lawyers. Among other changes, the General Assembly repealed a statute that tolled the statute of limitations ...

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