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Tag Archives: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

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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Judge could not block revival of lawsuit (access required)

File-Passing-FEA

A dormant lawsuit – abandoned by the parties for four years – could be revived by the plaintiff by following a prescribed reinstatement procedure despite a judge’s misgivings. That was the ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia, an outcome ...

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Jack of all trades (access required)

Jack FEA

Superlatives are easy to find when asking about the contribu­tions of Jack L. Harris to the Vir­ginia Trial Lawyers Association. “Stellar.” “Legend.” “A perfect fit for the job.” The accolades flow when you ask colleagues and co-workers about Har­ris and ...

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O’Brien named as new VTLA exec (access required)

Podium Stage Lectern FEA

A familiar face has inherited the top office at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as long-time executive director Jack L. Harris retires this year. Valerie O’Brien, the chief operating officer at the VTLA, took the reins this month. Her selection ...

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