R. Louis Harrison Jr. has the solid support of Bedford judges, lawyers and legislators for a juvenile and domestic relations district judgeship. But he acknowledged “one black mark” in his 26-year-legal career. “That’s a very ugly document that I signed, ...Read More »
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Adulterers could no longer hide behind the Fifth Amendment in divorce cases if a bill backed by family lawyers is approved by the General Assembly. The measure would allow a judge to draw an adverse inference if a party or ...Read More »
There will be no effort to change the medical malpractice cap in this session of the General Assembly. Representatives of healthcare organizations and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association met with the chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justices ...Read More »
Virginia hospitals are backing legislation in the 2010 General Assembly to encourage a “disclosure/early offer” pilot project aimed at averting medical malpractice litigation. House bill 306, sponsored by Henrico County neurologist and Del. John O’Bannon, would authorize the state health ...
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The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association will try again this General Assembly session to streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for the plaintiff. Personal injury attorneys long have complained that ...Read More »
Some members of the Senate and House Courts of Justice Committee want to see the judicial performance evaluation program revived. A brief discussion of that possibility started after what was apparently an exceptionally glowing evaluation of Danville General District Judge ...Read More »