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 »
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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 »
While some commentators have lamented the decreasing number of lawyers serving in the Virginia legislature, there was no wholesale infusion of attorneys into the House of Delegates in yesterday’s elections. Results show a possible gain of two additional lawyers in ...Read More »
The Boyd-Graves Conference voted this afternoon to recommend that the General Assembly extend the Virginia Tort Claims Act to local governments. The committee assigned to study the issue split 5-5, which suggested that a consensus among the full membership ...Read More »