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Tag Archives: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Va. Senate paves way for class actions in state courts

Virginians would be able to try class action lawsuits at the state level under a bill passed by the Virginia Senate this month. Senate Bill 1180, introduced by Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax County, would amend Virginia Code § 8.01-267.1 to ...

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Carriers have no pre-trial duty to settle

The Supreme Court of Virginia has resolved a long-simmering split among circuit courts on whether auto accident victims can insist on a good faith settlement offer from their own insurance companies when a wrongdoer cannot cover the damages. Insurance companies ...

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The Empty Chair

Despite a plea from trial lawyers for guidance on when a defendant can cast blame on outsiders in a tort case, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s latest ruling on the issue of superseding cause is unlikely to resolve the issue. ...

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Judge could not block revival of lawsuit

A dormant lawsuit – abandoned by the parties for four years – could be revived by the plaintiff by following a prescribed reinstatement procedure despite a judge’s misgivings. That was the ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia, an outcome ...

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Jack of all trades

Superlatives are easy to find when asking about the contribu­tions of Jack L. Harris to the Vir­ginia Trial Lawyers Association. “Stellar.” “Legend.” “A perfect fit for the job.” The accolades flow when you ask colleagues and co-workers about Har­ris and ...

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Richmond’s Grana to lead VTLA in 2016-17

HOT SPRINGS —The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association elected its officers and members of the board of directors for 2016-17 at its annual convention at The Homestead earlier this month. Stephanie Grana of Richmond is the new president and Charlottesville’s Lee ...

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