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Appeal granted in proffer clash (access required)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a simmering dispute over when Virginia localities have to delay their collection of cash proffers from developers. Some fast-growing communities require builders to make cash payments in exchange for approval of their building ...

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Appeal granted in proffer clash (access required)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a simmering dispute over when Virginia localities have to delay their collection of cash proffers from developers. Some fast-growing communities require builders to make cash payments in exchange for approval of their building ...

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Prosecutor was ‘incompetent,’ court rules (access required)

A prosecutor who could be considered “incompetent” under Virginia legal ethics rules in his ill-fated pursuit of a drug conviction was nevertheless not shown to have knowingly filed meritless charges, the Supreme Court has ruled. Thursday’s decision by the high ...

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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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