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Treatises no longer hearsay (access required)

Learned treatises will be admissible under a new statute in Virginia adopting language of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The change takes effect on Friday. Under the current law, expert witnesses cannot read from any learned treatise during direct examination ...

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Haddon overruled (access required)

The much-maligned Haddon case is dead. A new case, Lichtman v. Knouf (VLW 094-6-076), has overruled a decision that employment lawyers and workers’ compensation attorneys have railed at for years. In Haddon v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 239 Va. 397 ...

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