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Med mal contrib decision will stand

A judge’s decision to allow a con­tributory negligence defense in a medical malpractice case has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court last month decided not to take up an appeal in the case of an emergency ...

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Who needs a jury?

As the nation’s courts wrestle with rules for nursing home arbitration agreements, one Virginia lawyer says he’s making arbitration work for his clients in nursing home cases. Not all his colleagues are on board, however. The issue is a familiar ...

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Hospitals prep for fight over regulation

The 2017 General Assembly is expected to be a battleground for medical providers divided over the state’s tight regulation of medical start-ups. Some physicians say they should have the right to open a surgery center or other facility without having ...

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