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'Use' of car narrowed (access required)

A police officer shot during a traffic stop did not have uninsured-motorist coverage because the gunman was not “using” his car, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. In another insurance case decided the same day, an employee who drove to ...

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Volunteer for charity immune (access required)

The cloak of charitable immunity covers a charity’s volunteers, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression. As a result, a Red Cross volunteer who crashed while driving a woman to an appointment is immune from ...

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Student challenges school's 'charity' status (access required)

Volunteers receive the protection of charitable immunity under the Supreme Court’s Moore decision only if they perform good deeds for an organization that qualifies as a charity. Thus, the threshold question is: What is a “charity”? This issue underlies another ...

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Beach firm breaks up (access required)

Norfolk, Richmond firms pick up pieces The end of a landmark Virginia Beach law practice has meant new beginnings for two of the state’s biggest firms, which are expanding in the Hampton Roads region. Norfolk’s Willcox & Savage will establish ...

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Scenes from the Boyd-Graves conference (access required)

Despite two studies since 1990 on Virginia’s appellate jurisdiction, the 1995 Boyd-Graves Conference recommended a new legislative study of appellate capacity. In 1990, a legislative subcommittee basically endorsed the status quo, with primary civil appellate jurisdiction remaining in the Virginia ...

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