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Claim Against Court-Appointed Counsel is Timely (access required)

A plaintiff suing for legal malpractice is a third-party beneficiary of the contract between the commonwealth and plaintiff’s court-appointed lawyer, and his claim is governed by the five-year statute of limitations under Va. Code § 8.01-246; the Richmond Circuit Court ...

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Negligent Retention Claim Does Not ‘Relate Back’ (access required)

In this suit alleging decedent died from a massive overdose of morphine after defendant hospice nurses mistakenly crossed morphine and saline lines, the Buchanan County Circuit Court says plaintiff’s claim for negligent retention in her third complaint does not relate ...

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No Habeas Relief for Double Jeopardy Claim (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court dismisses this petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging claims of ineffective assistance of counsel related to petitioner’s pleas of nolo contendere to felonious child abuse and neglect and second degree felony murder. Petitioner ...

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