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Reversing Course: Supreme Court switches its view on contributory negligence issue (access required)

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 dump truck driver’s contributory negligence in driving across railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train. ...

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