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Virginia Supreme Court reverses ruling regarding dentist's request over redacted records

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia's Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling denying a dentist's request to compel a city to limit the scope of redaction in certain billing records he requested in connection with a lawsuit.

Virginia Supreme Court says vicarious liability claim should not have been dismissed in Carilion Clinic suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Virginia has only partially agreed with a woman who accused a health care group of revealing her confidential medical information to other parties.

Split Va. SC says employers owed 'duty of care' to family members of employees with asbestos claims

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Employers owe a duty of care when an employee's family members are exposed to asbestos the employee brings home from the job, a split Virginia Supreme Court ruled Oct. 11.

Cab company not liable for driver's death; He was shot by a passenger after threatening phone calls

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 27, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled a cab company wasn't responsible for the death of a driver after he was shot by a passenger.

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

Newport News federal judge wants Va. SC guidance on take-home asbestos case

By Angela Underwood | Mar 15, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Virginia has asked for guidance from that state's Supreme Court on how to handle a take-home exposure asbestos lawsuit.

Virginia high court affirms ruling that former Community Management Corp. CEO is barred from seeking attorneys fees

By David Hutton | Nov 1, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a woman’s efforts to recoup legal fees incurred in defending a prior action against Community Management Corp.

Duty free stores at Dulles Airport win at Va. SC; Decision significant for Import-Export Clause

By Carrie Salls | Sep 6, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court on Aug. 24 reversed a circuit court ruling against Dulles Duty Free LLC in its challenge of Loudoun County’s attempt to collect a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax on its sales.

Suit against doctor accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks during exam tossed out by Va. high court

By Dee Thompson | Aug 8, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia doctor accused by a former patient of making inappropriate sexual remarks during an examination has prevailed in the lawsuit filed against him by the patient.

Va. high court: Woman filed frivolous lawsuits, wasted judicial resources

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 31, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On June 8, the Virginia Supreme Court imposed an injunction against Dora Adkins, who has filed 41 lawsuits over eight years.

Virginia Supreme Court rules Atlantic Coast Pipeline's notice to landowners did not satisfy code

By Olivia Olsen | Jul 26, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On July 13, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision in an appeal involving a property survey notice provided by a natural gas company.

Va. SC reinstates lawsuit over man struck by train while wearing ear buds

By John Myers | Mar 27, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has sent a wrongful death claim back its trial court, the Richmond City Circuit Court, in the case of a man struck by a train while wearing ear buds.

Lawsuits should be disclosed in bankruptcy proceedings, says Va. top court

By Deb Rogers | Mar 1, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Rulings by a circuit court were correct in requiring that a Virginia woman should have disclosed a pending lawsuit in a bankruptcy estate, Virginia's high court has ruled.

Virginia Supreme Court rejects battery claim against spinal surgeon

By Chandra Lye | Feb 22, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a trial court while making a distinction between tort of battery and tort of negligence in medical cases.

Changes proposed to Virginia Bar's advertising rules

By Deb Rogers | Feb 22, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Technology has changed the way almost everyone does business, and lawyers are no exception.

GOP lawmakers plan to install appeals court judge on Va. SC

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 4, 2015

Rossie D. Alston Jr. would fill the high court vacancy instead of Jane Marum Roush, Gov. Terry McAuliffe's choice, if Republicans get their way.

Circuit court judge to fill open seat on Va. SC

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 27, 2015

Judge Jane Marum Roush will fill vacancy left by retiring Supreme Court Justice LeRoy Millette Jr.

Ga. SC vacates injunction against Miss. law firm’s ad against nursing home

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 13, 2015

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - The Georgia Supreme Court, in a ruling Monday, vacated an injunction against a Mississippi law firm’s full-page newspaper advertisement aimed at a Toccoa area nursing home.

W.Va. SC justice to seek 12 more years on bench

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 16, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Brent Benjamin wants to serve another 12 years as a justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Judicial elections in West Virginia will now be nonpartisan

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The days of Democratic or Republican judges in West Virginia are over.

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