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Parties to med-mal cap deal getting nervous (access required)

Lawyers, doctors and hospital leaders thought they had finished the hard part last November, when they agreed gradually to increase the state’s statutory cap on medical malpractice awards. Hammered out over three years of negotiations, the implementing legislation sailed through ...

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Increase in GDC jurisdiction, IOLTA bill advance (access required)

A proposal to raise the jurisdictional limit for civil cases from $15,000 to $25,000 cleared the civil subcommittee of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday. Senate Bill 774, patroned by A. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, had the support of the ...

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VSB backs off lobbying on judges, its reserve (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will try to keep a low profile on the two major issues facing the legal system in the General Assembly this session, VSB President Irving M. Blank told the organization’s executive committee recently. “The ball has ...

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Bills would increase GDC claim limits (access required)

Plaintiffs with minor personal injury claims and other civil litigators with small-scale claims may have greater access to Virginia general district courts under a pending legislative proposal. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The plan, contained in two ...

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Thawing the judicial freeze may be hard (access required)

Lobbyists know that legislators pay attention to pain. There’s plenty of pain to go around these days, as members of Virginia’s General Assembly gird their loins for the start to the 2011 legislative session. Lawyers who want to get legislators’ ...

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Chief justice to get VTLA Service Award (access required)

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. will receive the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Distinguished Service Award for 2010. In announcing the award, VTLA President Matthew B. Murray said it is intended to honor those “whose commitment to the law ...

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