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Med mal cap bill filed

Del. Dave Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, has introduced House Bill 1459 to seal the deal that the Virginia Trial Lawyers and the Medical Society of Virginia reached to increase the cap on medical malpractice awards ...

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Obama nominates two for Virginia judgeships

President Barack Obama has nominated federal public defender Arenda Wright Allen and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski for two U.S. district court judgeships in Virginia. Wright Allen is the assistant federal public defender in charge of the Norfolk office. ...

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Deputy named insurance commissioner

Jacqueline K. Cunningham will succeed Alfred W. Gross as Virginia’s Commissioner of Insurance when Gross retires at the end of the year. Cunningham has been deputy commissioner of the life and health division of the State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of ...

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