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Stand and speak: Judges explain rules for contemporaneous objections (access required)

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DANVILLE – In the wake of two recent Virginia Supreme Court opinions addressing cases where litigants claimed they were not given the opportunity to make timely objections at trial, Virginia appellate jurists offered some advice for trial lawyers this month. ...

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Punitives award of $100K reinstated (access required)

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Two plaintiffs suffered minor injuries in an auto accident when their vehicle was struck by a drunken driver talking on a cellphone. A jury awarded plaintiff Victoria Coalson $5,600 and plaintiff Michael Stemke $14,000, and awarded each plaintiff punitive damages ...

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Supreme Court pushes ‘Hernandez’ envelope (access required)

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In a new decision on a highly charged issue, the Supreme Court of Virginia has taken a broad view of a trial judge’s inherent authority to consider different outcomes for those who plead guilty to criminal charges. The high court ...

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