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Va. justices to consider AG’s quest for records

(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...

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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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Appeal examines lawyer testimony against client (access required)

A Virginia Supreme Court panel is considering whether to allow an appeal in a case where a Newport News man was convicted of a shooting based largely on the testimony of his former defense attorney. If interest by a justice ...

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High court to hear case on ‘civil death penalty’ (access required)

A group of business litigators hopes the Supreme Court of Virginia will save them from a “civil death penalty” imposed by a Richmond judge as punishment for discovery abuse, leading to an $11.75 million judgment. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. ...

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Med-mal case dismissed, out-of-state lawyer at fault (access required)

Missteps by a Missouri lawyer cost a Virginia medical malpractice plaintiff the chance to prove her claim against a Richmond hospital in a case decided this month by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court offered no remedy for the ...

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Court reaffirms SCC exclusion from records law

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reaffirmed that the state’s open-records law doesn’t apply to the State Corporation Commission. The justices unanimously ruled Friday that the commission is not a “public body” as contemplated by the state Freedom of Information ...

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