No expert testimony is needed to establish that a dialysis center was negligent in placing a patient in a chair that collapsed—twice, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today. “The issue of the defendant’s acts of medical negligence regarding the ...Read More »
A Department of Motor Vehicles record that a defendant was notified of his habitual offender status by law enforcement did not establish that he received actual notice of his determination as an habitual offender, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled ...Read More »
Paybacks are, well, um, we won’t say what paybacks are. But televangelist Pat Robertson, who has been unhappy with The Virginian-Pilot and its coverage of him and his activities, may buy the newspaper. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced earlier this ...Read More »
The attorney general’s office is sponsoring a legislative fix to a problem that it doesn’t believe really exists. The issue is the practice of having nonlawyers sign motions to hold in contempt parents who are delinquent in their support obligations. ...Read More »
Divorce lawyers looking for a benchmark for monetary awards may want to check out a recent Court of Appeals case. Lawyers know there is no rule requiring a 50-50 split of marital property. But arguments about who contributed what to ...Read More »
Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. noted that the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation pays annual bonuses ranging from $70,000 to more than $850,000 to physicians who work at U.Va. Hospital. “To me, it raises a big eyebrow,” Hassell ...Read More »
Attorneys for opponents of regional transportation authorities told the Supreme Court of Virginia today that the General Assembly cannot delegate the power to impose taxes to non-elected bodies. William G. Broaddus, responding for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, countered that ...
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