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Research Box: Med-mal tolling (access required)

The following cases consider the question whether the July 1, 1993, revisions to the Virginia Medical Malpractice Act are retroactive: RAY v. INOVA HEALTH SYS. HOSPS. VLW 094-8-300; Fairfax County Cir. Ct. (Hancock) Jan. 4, 1994. In this variation on ...

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Supreme Court to hear 'crashworthiness' case (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Virginia law recognizes a theory in products liability known as the “crashworthiness doctrine.” The crashworthiness doctrine imposes liability on a manufacturer of a vehicle where the vehicle’s design subjects a driver ...

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No UM for passenger shot at intersection (access required)

The estate of a passenger accidentally shot and killed during a confrontation at a Lynchburg intersection cannot get uninsured motorist coverage for her injuries, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The court rejected the estate’s argument that the girl should ...

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Supreme Court Review Granted (access required)

Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. The information provided comes from the successful petition for appeal and, in some instances, from the brief in opposition. Additional information is available from ...

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S. Ct. Review Granted (access required)

Negligence — Auto Accident – Causation – Striking Of Evidence BACKGROUND: Appellant was a passenger in an automobile driven by appellee that crashed, injuring the passenger. The passenger alleges that driver was speeding, that he failed to maintain a proper ...

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Focus: Fredericksburg (access required)

Never before has the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association had an elected president. Instead, members have been appointed president in the order they came to the community. But that time-honored tradition has come to a halt. “I am the last … ...

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