Tag Archives: Justice William C. Mims

Injuries in separate accidents bars permanent disability award (access required)

Where claimant injured his neck and left arm and hand in a work-related accident and later fell down some stairs at home and injured his left knee, the Court of Appeals erred by affirming the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s award ...

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Protective order’s return of service not testimonial (access required)

Where appellant attempted to buy firearms while under an unexpired preliminary protection order, the order’s return of service, which was used at trial to establish an element of the offense, was not “testimonial.” Therefore, appellant’s Sixth Amendment confrontation right was ...

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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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Cross-exam about payments to expert improperly excluded (access required)

Where the trial court required plaintiff to show a “direct relationship” between a defense expert and defendant’s insurer before allowing the expert to be cross-examined on his prior financial relationship with the insurer, this was error. Caselaw provides that the ...

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