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Abuse victim’s suit too late (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected the appeal of a plaintiff who sought to collect damages from a man who had molested him as a youth, and who later resumed a relationship the plaintiff said led to his emotional ...

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We are family, justices say (access required)

Serving as a clerk for the Supreme Court of Virginia is a singular honor that is shared by an elite group of lawyers. Last night many former clerks gathered at the Library of Virginia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ...

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UIM carrier escapes summary judgment (access required)

An inadvertent notation on bankruptcy petitions may have tripped up a car-crash defendant, but the victim’s underinsured motorist carrier is not bound by the resulting summary judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Nov. 1 decision in Transportation Insur. Co. ...

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Court revives medical malpractice claim (access required)

A medical malpractice survival action arose from the same “cause of action” as a previously nonsuited wrongful death claim, so the statute of limitations does not bar the new lawsuit, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. The decision reverses the trial ...

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