Author Archives: Peter Vieth

Gov. Northam pardons fetus defendant (access required)

Gov. Ralph Northam has granted an absolute pardon erasing the conviction of a Franklin County woman for discarding the remains of a stillborn fetus. The case, little noticed at first, became a lightning rod in the abortion rights debate after ...

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Doctors caught in legislative crossfire (access required)

Three business-friendly tort reform measures offered at the 2018 General Assembly triggered a trial-lawyer counter-attack this month with bills that would remove the cap on punitive damages, allow claims for loss of consortium, and open avenues of recovery for crime ...

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A Second Opinion (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virgin­ia says a Henry County judge was too quick to force a hospital to accept 25 cents on the dollar for a heart patient hit with a surprise medical bill. The justices said the judge was ...

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