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Assembly likely to act on judgeships this week (access required)

The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...

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Report: Arlington gets two circuit judges

The Arlington Sun Gazette is reporting that Arlington could get not one, but two circuit judges in the budget deal recently hammered out by Senate and House conferees. The conference report will be released to the public Sunday, and legislators ...

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Shipyard bill may have unintended consequences (access required)

A controversial bill to remove state workers’ compensation protection for some shipyard employees could have the unintended effect of increasing negligence claims and lawsuits arising out of shipyard accidents, workers’ comp lawyers warn. Virginia shipyards narrowly won General Assembly approval ...

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Judge denies move to halt Hopewell speeding revenue

While the General Assembly considers stripping some law enforcement revenue from local governments, the battle over speeding ticket revenue came to a head in a Hopewell courtroom Thursday. City prosecutor Rick Newman moved to turn all the city’s local speeding ...

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Bill creates ‘new class of plaintiffs’ (access required)

Legislation approved by the General Assembly – but not yet signed by the governor – would create a new class of plaintiffs in Virginia civil litigation: representatives of the unborn. Some observers warn the bill creating a cause of action ...

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