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School boards get coverage for special ed lawsuits

Virginia public school officials score a win at the Supreme Court of Virginia today with a decision that the state’s insurance plan for school systems must cover school districts for lawsuits under the federal special education law. The ruling means ...

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Governments have immunity under Va. whistleblower law

A county employee who reported misdeeds by his supervisor – and was promptly fired – cannot sue for retaliation under the Virginia whistleblower law because the county is protected by sovereign immunity, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. There ...

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Podiatrists can’t testify about causation, court holds

In a decision that may soon be mooted by the General Assembly, the Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld the exclusion of podiatrist testimony about the cause of a plaintiff’s foot injuries. Under the Virginia Code, podiatrists are not qualified ...

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Court affirms lawyer discipline for ‘frivolous’ suit against doctor

The Supreme Court of Virginia will not second guess a decision to discipline a Falls Church lawyer for suing a doctor who never treated the lawyer’s client. The court decision comes in the case of Michael P. Weatherbee, who sued ...

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Nonprofit site features in-depth Assembly coverage

Following the 2010 General Assembly session? Here is a valuable resource you might not be aware of: the Richmond Sunlight Web site. Established by the Virginia Interfaith Center in 2007, this volunteer-run site provides user-friendly access to comprehensive data such ...

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Hospital policy claim allowed in med mal lawsuit

Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein will allow a medical malpractice plaintiff to pursue his claim that a Carilion Clinic policy discouraging outside referrals led to medical complications. Weckstein ruled today in a hearing in the case of Ronald Burchett, according ...

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