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Bill would give government automatic pre-trial appeal

A General Assembly bill apparently aimed at lawsuits against Virginia Tech would give the state government a pre-trial appeal of right to the Virginia Supreme Court whenever a trial court denies the defense of sovereign immunity. Senate Bill 1381 is ...

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Compromise reached on hospital discovery (access required)

Negotiators for Virginia hospitals, doctors and trial lawyers have hammered out legislation to regulate which hospital documents can be made available to plaintiffs’ lawyers in medical malpractice litigation. The measure, an amended version of House Bill 2373, seeks to protect ...

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Increase in GDC jurisdiction, IOLTA bill advance (access required)

A proposal to raise the jurisdictional limit for civil cases from $15,000 to $25,000 cleared the civil subcommittee of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday. Senate Bill 774, patroned by A. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, had the support of the ...

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List of foreclosure reform bills is long (access required)

A long list of far-reaching foreclosure reform bills at the 2011 General Assembly has set the stage for a showdown between Virginia bankers and mortgage reformers from both parties. Among the measures in the hopper are bills to transform Virginia ...

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Budget amendments for judges proposed (access required)

Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. has requested a budget amendment that would restore full funding for frozen judicial vacancies. The measure would cost about $4.8 million, and was one of several amendments submitted by delegates and senators to ...

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VSB backs off lobbying on judges, its reserve (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will try to keep a low profile on the two major issues facing the legal system in the General Assembly this session, VSB President Irving M. Blank told the organization’s executive committee recently. “The ball has ...

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Revamp of circuits, districts proposed (access required)

Virginia would see its first revamp of state judicial circuit and district boundaries in almost 40 years, if the General Assembly passes legislation proposed by Del. Bill Janis and Sen. John S. Edwards. Janis, R-Henrico, introduced House Bill 1990 Wednesday, ...

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