There will be no effort to change the medical malpractice cap in this session of the General Assembly. Representatives of healthcare organizations and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association met with the chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justices ...Read More »
Former Lynchburg Bar Association president Randy Nelson was named this morning to fill the unexpired city council term of Del. Scott Garrett. Nelson is appointed to serve until June 30, when Garrett’s term would have expired, reports The News & ...Read More »
Virginia hospitals are backing legislation in the 2010 General Assembly to encourage a “disclosure/early offer” pilot project aimed at averting medical malpractice litigation. House bill 306, sponsored by Henrico County neurologist and Del. John O’Bannon, would authorize the state health ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association to withdraw legislation they had planned to introduce on payee notification. The Virginia State Bar Council had endorsed the concept in October. The ...Read More »
Looking for a tutorial on police interrogation tactics? We’ve got something better than a Law & Order rerun. Two Norfolk police detectives brought 17-year-old Kelsey Erin Helvenston into the police station on March 22 to question her about a fatal ...Read More »
Virginia Tech president Charles Steger and former Executive Vice-President James Hyatt remain as defendants in the two lawsuits filed by families of students killed in the 2007 shootings at the school. Also remaining in the case are the former head ...Read More »