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News in Brief for 12/4/95 (access required)

Bankruptcy boom continues The boom in bankruptcy filings has accelerated around the state, according to court statistics. The western part of the state will see a new record–6,997 filings–if current trends hold, according to John W. L. Craig, clerk of ...

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News in Brief for 11/27/95 (access required)

Dead woman’s estate wins compensation under 13th Century doctrine VIRGINIA BEACH–The family of a woman who was killed while helping a highway accident victim has been awarded benefits under a rarely used legal doctrine that dates to 13th century England. ...

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REVIEW GRANTED (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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Fraud claim overcomes med-mal cap (access required)

Where a surgeon allegedly failed to tell a patient’s family that she operated on the wrong side of the patient’s brain, the patient can pursue a fraud claim with damages above the $1 million medical-malpractice cap, a Fairfax Circuit judge ...

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