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  • Texting While Driving Convictions Skyrocket in Northern Virginia After Ban Passed
    Texting While Driving Convictions Skyrocket in Northern Virginia After Ban Passed

    By: Allan M. Siegel Only July 1, 2013, Virginia's ban on texting while driving went into effect. According to recently released statistics from the Department of Motor Vehicles, the law has been a ...

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  • What is Medical Payments Coverage?
    What is Medical Payments Coverage?

    Check your car insurance policy—Do you have medical payments coverage ? Medical payments coverage is coverage a driver in Virginia can purchase which can be used to pay her medical bills in the event ...

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  • Proposed Mental Health Law Changes in Virginia
    Proposed Mental Health Law Changes in Virginia

    There have been interesting new potential developments in Virginia's mental health laws in the wake of the Senator Creigh Deeds' tragedy, outlined briefly in this AP story. Since the tragedy at ...

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  • Virginia Foundation's Slip & Fall Case Appealed to Supreme Court
    Virginia Foundation's Slip & Fall Case Appealed to Supreme Court

    In an appeal of great importance involving a charitable entity's ability to escape liability on the basis of charitable immunity, the Supreme Court of Virginia has currently before it the case of ...

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  • What is
    What is "Negligence?"

    We hear this term and about this concept a lot, but what does it really mean? In Virginia, in order to prove another person was "negligent," a plaintiff must prove that person owed the plaintiff a ...

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  • Proof in the PI Case: A Matter of Relatedness
    Proof in the PI Case: A Matter of Relatedness

    In a typical personal injury case, as strange as it sounds, reality is of limited use as compared to proof. In other words, if a plaintiff can't prove her injuries were related to her accident, it ...

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