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Driver negligent, but not liable (access required)

Inches from a clean get-away. Maybe that’s what Beverly Hyde thought when she received suit papers some time after a five-mph rear-end collision. With little in the way of damage to the vehicles, the parties decided not to call police. ...

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Judge dismisses school president from Virginia Tech lawsuits

The judge hearing the pair of $10-million wrongful death lawsuits based on the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings has narrowed the claims as the cases near trial. Circuit Judge William Alexander ruled that claims against VT president Charles Steger were barred ...

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Evidence bill clears another hurdle

After passing the full Senate Feb. 6, legislation to adopt Rules of Evidence for Virginia today moved from a subcommittee to the full House Courts of Justice committee. Some subcommittee members had doubts on Monday, and the subcommittee retooled the ...

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Evidence rules pass Senate, stall in House

Legislation to adopt Rules of Evidence for Virginia passed the full Senate yesterday, but stalled in a House subcommittee, whose members retooled the measure to firm up legislative control of the process for changing the rules over time. The Virginia ...

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Carpenter not ‘using’ cargo van, has no coverage

A carpenter hired to do trim work on a home under construction was not “using” his box van when he left it parked on the property, and he does not have coverage under his State Farm business auto policy for ...

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Nine candidates bid for Court of Appeals

Two new names appeared in questionnaires submitted to the Virginia State Bar Wednesday, the final day for submitting paperwork to indicate an interest in a seat on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Augusta County Circuit Judge Victor V. Ludwig ...

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Senate approves increasing judicial retirement age

The mandatory retirement age for Virginia judges would increase from 70 to 73 under a bill approved by the state Senate Monday. The bill could face an uphill battle on the House side of the General Assembly, however. The civil ...

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