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Med-mal damages cap not on General Assembly’s agenda (access required)

The cap on medical-malpractice recovery will remain at $2 million for at least another year. Representatives of healthcare organizations and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association met with the chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justices Committees earlier this ...

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GOP delegate proposes decriminalizing marijuana (access required)

A Republican state legislator is proposing legislation to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and to make it available for limited medical purposes. Del. Harvey B. Morgan of Gloucester outlined his proposals at a news conference in Richmond last week. Under ...

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No med-mal cap legislation this year

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 ...

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When should judges retire?

We have at least three ideas about when judges should retire already in this year’s legislative hopper. Del. Terry W. Kilgore, R-Gate City, proposes 73 in House Bill 126, as does Sen. John S. Edwards, D-Roanoke, in Senate Bill 206, ...

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