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Appeal takes aim at medical malpractice cap (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider two cases involving multimillion-dollar verdicts, including an appeal that challenges Virginia’s medical malpractice damages cap for a child’s suit against her mother’s obstetrician. The decision could mean a $5.4-million difference in ...

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Huguely appeal limited to two issues

An indisposed lawyer and a questionable juror are the bases of the two issues that may be considered by the Court of Appeals of Virginia in the case of George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted ...

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324 pass February bar exam

There are celebrations and groans across the state as February bar examination takers learn of the results. Overall, more than 57 percent of those who sat for the exam on Feb. 26 and 27 passed. A total of 324 passed ...

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Roanoke lawyer named to meningitis steering panel

Roanoke lawyer Patrick T. Fennell is among seven lawyers appointed to a plaintiffs’ steering committee for combined litigation against the bankrupt drug preparation facility blamed for a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak. The multi-district litigation in a Massachusetts federal court is ...

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Power play: County reassigns clerk’s staffers

Chesterfield County Circuit Court Clerk Judy Worthington – while pressing for additional county support and threatening to cut services for the court – was blindsided last month as the county administrator announced the transfer of seven county-funded positions. The county ...

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