A private school student who claims she was assaulted by another student on a school bus can try her claim of gross negligence against school officials and seek punitive damages, a Fairfax County judge has ruled. But Circuit Judge Robert ...Read More »
Lawyers need to choose their medical experts with care. That’s a key lesson from a new Supreme Court of Virginia decision, one lawyer said. The justices refused to overturn a patient’s verdict even though the jury was told that a ...Read More »
The Joint Legislative and Audit Commission is conducting its first study on workers’ compensation in Virginia in almost 30 years. JLARC, which evaluates government programs and analyzes state agencies on behalf of the Virginia General Assembly, has been researching Virginia ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia offers a tutorial on Batson challenges to jury strikes while affirming a first-degree murder conviction in a case decided last month. The justices split 5-2 on whether a prosecutor’s race-neutral explanation for striking a juror ...Read More »
By Heather Cobun BridgeTower Media Newswires A federal appeals court ordered that the review of materials seized from a Baltimore law firm in June be reassigned from prosecutors to a magistrate judge Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s ...
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BY DEBORAH WOOD BLEVINS and ANTOINETTE MOORE The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission turns 100 years old this year. The Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in March 1918. In 1919, the Industrial Commission, the predecessor of the ...Read More »
The case of a nursing home patient raped by a staff member split the Supreme Court of Virginia in its position on vicarious liability. The justices largely agree that an employer’s liability under the doctrine of respondeat superior is best ...
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Once again, a Fairfax County judge has extended rights available under the Virginia Code to a same-sex couple who otherwise would be barred from benefits conferred by state statutes. Circuit Judge Stephen C. Shannon ruled that the two women had ...Read More »
On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer updates or security support for Windows 7. As the end-of-life date draws near, the company announced that customers will “pay dearly” if they continue using Windows 7 software. “[Windows 7] does ...Read More »