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Emergency calls: Legal issue of first responder liability roils the Supreme Court (access required)

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The injury claim seems straightforward. Your client was hurt in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver clearly was at fault. The other vehicle has plenty of insurance. So, why is this case not a slam-dunk winner? If the other ...

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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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