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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
The Virginia General Assembly failed to agree on nominees for appellate judgeships Nov. 10, leaving a Supreme Court seat and two Court of Appeals vacancies to be filled at a later date. The legislature filled 13 trial court seats, including ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Twenty-five lawyers and judges have submitted applications for three Virginia appellate court seats that could be filled by the General Assembly. Up for election by the General Assembly are one seat on the Supreme Court and two on the Court ...Read More »
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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Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser says she will step down from the court this year to enjoy more time with her husband, family and personal endeavors. After 16 years on the high court, and more than three ...Read More »
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 – ...Read More »
A motorcyclist who hit an SUV turning across his lane of travel gets another chance to win damages, after a Virginia Supreme Court majority took issue with a jury instruction on contributory negligence. It takes just a little more than ...Read More »
On Oct. 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed two jury verdicts in the case of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and entered final judgment for the university. Two families had brought suit against the university, claiming that between ...
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