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Judge rejects immunity for officers who locked up overdose patient (access required)

Officers that arrested and jailed a severely intoxicated man who later died of an overdose are not entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging they should have sought medical help, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling by ...

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Judge rules negligent credentialing claim allowed (access required)

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A Chesapeake judge ruled last month that a hospital owes a duty to ensure the competence of professionals who are allowed to practice at the hospital. Chesapeake Circuit Judge Marjorie A. Taylor Arrington built her decision on a body of law from previous Virginia circuit court ...

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Virginia’s Go To Lawyers for employment law named (access required)


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce the second group of honorees in our program recognizing the leading lawyers in a particular field of law. The first field of practice, published in December, was business law. In this issue, we ...

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Judge: No prosecutor means charges must be dismissed (access required)


A Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled that criminal charges must be dismissed if the commonwealth’s attorney’s office declines to prosecute. The ruling arises from the decision by Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano not to prosecute many misdemeanor cases, often ...

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Lawyers report success with COVID jury trials (access required)


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. — Courts are trying civil cases again, and four trial lawyers returned from the battlefields to share success stories at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual convention March 26. As of that date, the Supreme Court ...

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