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Asbestos claims reinstated on appeal (access required)

A former elevator installer and maintenance man who allegedly died of asbestosis can maintain his lawsuit against a group of elevator companies based on asbestos contained in their products, the Supreme Court has ruled. Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes ...

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Appeal takes aim at medical malpractice cap (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider two cases involving multimillion-dollar verdicts, including an appeal that challenges Virginia’s medical malpractice damages cap for a child’s suit against her mother’s obstetrician. The decision could mean a $5.4-million difference in ...

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Law firm fee payment upheld (access required)

A law firm gets to keep $130,000 in attorney’s fees after a sale of real estate as part of a disputed estate case, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. Over a protest from the lawyer’s client, a Northampton County ...

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Doctor defamation on court docket (access required)

Emotions ran high in a Roanoke operating room in November 2009, as a trauma team fought to save the life of a man who had been hit by a tractor-trailer while walking. The trauma surgeon clashed with the anesthesiologist and ...

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