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The Empty Chair (access required)

Empty Chair in an Interrogation Room

Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...

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‘The Virginia way’ still works in practice of law (access required)

VTLA member, Julia Cillo, moderated the panel

The ”Virginia way” in politics has taken a beating, but the “Virginia way” of practicing law survives, according to lawyers who regularly square off against each other in court. Civility is the hallmark of the “Virginia way” of law practice, ...

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Failure-to-warn rule tightened in van case (access required)

A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...

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Insurance defense bar questions adjuster LEO (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is proposing to give a green light to plaintiffs’ lawyers talking directly with insurance adjusters, but tort defense lawyers are signaling caution. The Virginia Association of Defense Lawyers warns about unintended consequences and oversimplification of the ...

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