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News in Brief for 11/13/95 (access required)

Yet more venue litigation Parts is parts, but coming to Richmond to pick up parts can get you hauled into the city’s courts. In the latest installment of the long-playing battle over venue in Richmond, a concrete manufacturer with plants ...

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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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Lost contract yields $660K (access required)

A computer-repair company that prevailed in an important conspiracy case before the Virginia Supreme Court last January now has won a favorable jury verdict in Chesterfield Circuit Court. The verdict was not based on statutory conspiracy, however, even though the ...

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