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Fetal Wrongful Death Claim Advances (access required)

A Petersburg Circuit Court denies defendants’ demurrer and rules that plaintiff administrator may proceed on its second amended complaint under Virginia’s fetal wrongful death statute, Va. Code § 8.01-50(B) and (C), alleging the death of a mother and her eight-week-old fetus in an auto accident. Defendants’ demurrer that Va. Code § 8.01-50(B) violates Virginia law “because ...