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Governor signs fetal wrongful death bill

Gov. Bob McDonnell has approved a bill creating a new tort cause of action in Virginia for the wrongful death of an unborn child. McDonnell offered no proposed amendments as he signed Senate Bill 674 Monday. The bill takes effect ...

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Bill creates ‘new class of plaintiffs’ (access required)

Legislation approved by the General Assembly – but not yet signed by the governor – would create a new class of plaintiffs in Virginia civil litigation: representatives of the unborn. Some observers warn the bill creating a cause of action ...

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Looking back on 2011: The year in legal news (access required)

The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...

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