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Sanctions approved for ‘vindictive’ litigation (access required)

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A litigant in Virginia courts can be punished for vindictive lawsuits regardless of whether the claims in those lawsuits had any validity, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled this month. The court said sanctions can be imposed on a vexatious ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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