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Punitives measures advance (access required)

Two bills allowing punitive damages in drunken driving cases were among those surviving last week’s “cross-over,” as the houses of the General Assembly reached a deadline to begin work on each other’s bills. House Bill 297 would impose civil liability ...

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Legal materials needed (access required)

The Virginia Model Project is a book drive to collect legal materials for institutions in Estonia and Poland. The following list gives general guidance as to the most useful books: * Case reporters and casebooks are not helpful. The exception ...

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Incumbent judges OK'd (access required)

The General Assembly has re-elected 40 incumbent judges and a State Corporation Commission member. Circuit Court Judge Alan E. Rosenblatt was re-elected to a seat in the 2nd Circuit; E. Everett Bagnell and Westbrook J. Parker in the 5th; Robert ...

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Merillat, disease measures defeated (access required)

The House Commerce and Labor Committee has killed two bills that would have codified repetitive trauma coverage into the Workers’ Compensation Act. By identical 15-7 margins, the committee voted to permanently table House Bill 94 and directly to defeat H.B. ...

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