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New law cuts access to doctors (access required)

Plaintiffs’ and defense lawyers in personal injury cases are accustomed to jockeying for an advantage in interviewing a plaintiff’s treating physician. Defense lawyers like to have direct, informal access to physicians in order to obtain information about a plaintiff’s condition. ...

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VSB Council reps elected (access required)

During the month of April, circuits throughout Virginia elected representatives to the Virginia State Bar Council. The following individuals were elected at circuit meetings. The terms of the newly elected members will begin July 1. A star (*) indicates an ...

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Visitation not barred by adoption (access required)

When a child was adopted by his paternal aunt, the rights of his maternal aunts to visitation were not cut off, a Roanoke city circuit judge has ruled in a matter of apparent first impression. Under Virginia law, adoption normally ...

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