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Judge axes hospital's lien by 50% (access required)

To provide a plaintiff incentive to settle, a Richmond circuit judge has slashed the medical lien of a state hospital by 50 percent. Without the reduction, the plaintiff would have been left with no recovery due to other medical liens ...

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Plaintiff can't pursue discharged medicals (access required)

An auto accident victim may not recover medical expenses resulting from a defendant’s negligence when the bills were later discharged in bankruptcy, a Richmond circuit judge has ruled. The judge found that Virginia’s collateral source rule does not apply to ...

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Roanoke burn victim gains $4M (access required)

A Roanoke man burned when fumes from a contact adhesive ignited has won a $4 million jury verdict for his injuries. The award is believed to be one of the largest verdicts ever in Virginia in a products liability case, ...

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Statewide criminal bar organizes (access required)

A new statewide bar group, the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys, will hold its first annual convention next week in Richmond. The group is an independent, voluntary bar association limited to attorneys representing criminal defendants. Although a similar group ...

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