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Court blocks use of consent at dental malpractice trial (access required)

Despite urging from defense attorneys, the Supreme Court of Virginia has declined to make a new exception in its rule against using “risk-of-surgery” discussions in medical malpractice cases. Doctors commonly talk with their patients about the risks of a procedure ...

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Accident victim seeks access to firm’s liability policy (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a lawyer is on the job and covered by his law firm’s insurance when he’s driving to work with his cellphone ready for work-related calls. The outcome could determine whether ...

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Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed itself and restored a $2.5 million wrongful death verdict, revealing disagreement among the justices on two tort law issues. In an Oct. 31 opinion, two justices switched sides on the question of a ...

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Deferred disposition case offers divergent views (access required)

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Virginia lawyers continue to look for signs of movement in the state of the law on deferred dispositions. A new opinion from the Court of Appeals of Virginia highlights differences among three judges on the procedural posture of a deferred ...

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Lawyer sued after murder of process server (access required)

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It’s a daily occurrence for family lawyers. The client wants a divorce, the lawyer has prepared the pleadings, and it’s time to get the official papers delivered to the opposing party. The local sheriff’s office can do the job – ...

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