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Sister liable as cotenant in family farm fight

A dissenting sibling in a dispute over the disposition of a family farm must share in the costs of a subdivision plan when the plan helped to increase the value of the property, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. As ...

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Sister liable as cotenant in family farm fight

A dissenting sibling in a dispute over the disposition of a family farm must share in the costs of a subdivision plan when the plan helped to increase the value of the property, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. As ...

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Court splits with two med-mal decisions

The plaintiffs and defense both score a win with two medical malpractice appeals decided today by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Graham v. Cook , the court affirmed a defense verdict for an orthopedic surgeon and revisited the issue ...

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‘Sleepover liability’ opinion is withdrawn

The Supreme Court of Virginia has withdrawn its opinion declaring a common law duty for host parents to “supervise and care” for a sleepover guest. The opinion in Kellermann v. McDonough allowed a civil trial of  a couple who permitted ...

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Muhammad execution set for November

Convicted DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad will be put to death on Nov. 10 under a ruling today by Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O’Brien. As reported by The Washington Post , the commonwealth had asked for a ...

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