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Med-mal plaintiff gets another chance

A federal appeals court has reversed dismissal of a medical malpractice suit filed by a man who claimed he was harmed when he participated in a cocaine research study sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Charlottesville U.S. District Judge Glen ...

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Backseat passenger charged with DUI after wreck

Bedford County authorities have charged a backseat passenger with driving under the influence based on evidence she grabbed the vehicle’s steering wheel and caused a wreck. The unusual charge stems from a single-car accident in January where several people were ...

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Is W&L law the future of legal education?

While news reports note plummeting law school applications, one legal scholar sees salvation for legal education in the third-year practicum embraced by Washington & Lee’s law school. The enthusiastic review comes from William Henderson, law professor at Indiana University law ...

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Assembly approves payee notification

Without a single “nay” vote at any step, the Virginia General Assembly has approved a law to require insurance companies to notify personal injury claimants when they send settlement checks to claimants’ lawyers. Senate Bill 984, sponsored by Sen. Mark ...

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Supreme Court refuses Disthene appeal

A court-ordered breakup of a family-owned central Virginia mining corporation will stand. The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday refused to review the decision of Circuit Judge Jane M. Roush calling for a sell-off of assets of The Disthene Group ...

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