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Bill would jack up filing fees (access required)

Seventy-five dollars to file a warrant in debt and $500 to file a civil suit seeking less than $50,000? How about $1,000 to file a million-dollar lawsuit? Times are tough for the state, and Senate Bill 329 tries to make ...

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Bills would curtail authority of high court, chief  (access required)

Proposed legislation would eliminate the Virginia court system’s two top policy-making bodies, limit the authority of the executive secretary of the Supreme Court and do away with much of the Supreme Court’s authority to appoint substitute judges and supervise multi-jurisdiction ...

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House passes bill on death penalty for accomplices  (access required)

Murder accomplices and those who kill certain law enforcement officials would be eligible for the death penalty under bills that have passed the Virginia House. The House voted 74-24 Wednesday in favor of a bill to expand Virginia’s “triggerman rule,” ...

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Tort reform proposal dies

State health care organizations wanted a pilot project to look at something other than a hard-nosed “deny and defend” response to a medical error. But the proposal from the Joint Commission on Health Care died this afternoon when the civil ...

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UIM proposal clears subcommittee

Simplifying the concept appears to have worked in the initial wrangling over House Bill 93, the effort by personal injury attorneys to streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for ...

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Hassell: Put payee notice aside for now (access required)

Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association to back off on payee notification legislation in this session of the General Assembly. Hassell told VSB Executive Director Karen A. Gould ...

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