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Change in three-strikes rule for doctors could aid settlements

The General Assembly has moved to increase the threshold for medical malpractice payments that trigger an automatic physician competency assessment. The legislation also would exempt doctors who no longer have an active practice. A Virginia statute requires regulators to investigate ...

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‘Battle over Immigration’ is topic of UR program

‘“The Battle over Immigration” is the topic of the Annual Emanuel Emroch Lecture at the University of Richmond law school next week. The lecture, presented as a panel discussion by the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, will cover ...

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Congressmen said to agree on redistricting plan

Politico is reporting that Virginia’s congressional delegation has reached a redistricting deal that likely will ensure eight of the state’s 11 seats will remain Republican for the next decade. You might ask how they can do that when the General ...

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Assembly bans sale of Chinese drywall

While lawyers continue efforts to determine what to do about homes afflicted with Chinese drywall and – more importantly – who must pay for remedial action, the 2011 Virginia legislature passed a pair of measures aimed at preventing more homeowners ...

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Senate committee approves Urbanski

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has given its stamp of approval to the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski to the district court bench. Urbanski was first nominated for the seat last year, but the appointment languished as Congress ...

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Candidates emerge for judgeships

With 21 formerly frozen seats up for legislative election next month, would-be judges are making their aspirations known. The Daily Times reports four candidates have expressed interest in an Eastern Shore circuit judgeship, left open by the retirement of Glen ...

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Judicial interviews to be brief

The term “mature consideration” probably does not apply to the process the Judicial Panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee has set up to fill upwards of 23 judicial vacancies. The plan calls for the panel to start interviewing ...

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