Virginia doctors and 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, offered by the Joint Commission on Health Care, would authorize the state ...Read More »
A trap has been sprung for estate planners. The trap was set in 2001, when Congress enacted tax cuts as part of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) of 2001. Under the act, the estate tax exemption ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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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 »
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 »