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  1. Submit to Just EnRICHment — November 20, 2009
  2. Reassessing Charitable Immunity in Virginia — November 12, 2009
  3. Constitutional Crisis in the Commonwealth: Resolving the Conflict Between Governors and Attorneys General — November 12, 2009
  4. Family and Juvenile Law (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law) — November 12, 2009
  5. Election Law (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law) — November 12, 2009

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Nov 20

Submit to Just EnRICHment

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Nov 12

Reassessing Charitable Immunity in Virginia

One central principle of substantive tort law is that each individual assumes responsibility for the harm which the person negligently causes. Moreover, compensation was one significant, and perhaps the major, purpose of tort law throughout much of the twentieth century.

Nov 12

Constitutional Crisis in the Commonwealth: Resolving the Conflict Between Governors and Attorneys General

In recent years, Virginia, like many other states across the country, has confronted the difficult question of whether the Governor or the Attorney General has the right to control the legal strategies of state agencies. The issue frequently arises in controversial cases that possess both legal and political dimensions, such as whether state-run colleges and universities may practice affirmative action, or whether redrawn legislative boundaries are unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Nov 12

Family and Juvenile Law (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law)

There were not a lot of significant developments in family or juvenile law during the past year; however, the next year promises to be far more eventful with the so-called “Marriage Amendment” on the November 2006 ballot and the first year of a comprehensive two-year study of the juvenile justice system on tap for the Crime Commission.

Nov 12

Election Law (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law)

Advances in Virginia’s election law happen incrementally. This year was typical in that regard. While over one hundred bills and resolutions pertaining to elections were introduced in the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly, the legislature was judicious in its approval of election related legislation.

Nov 12

Wills, Trusts, and Estates (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law)

The General Assembly enacted legislation dealing with wills, trusts, and estates that added or amended a number of sections of the Virginia Code in its 2006 Session. In addition, there were six opinions from the Supreme Court of Virginia during the period covered by this review that presented issues of interest to the general practitioner as well as the specialist in wills, trusts, and estates.

Nov 12

Medical Malpractice Law (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law)

With President George W. Bush’s promise to continue working toward tort reform, medical malpractice issues are once again garnering media and voter attention.[1] This article examines recent judicial decisions and statutory amendments affecting patients and health care providers in the commonwealth in the context of medical malpractice law.

Nov 12

Health Care Law (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law)

Virginia health law continues to evolve, demonstrating its depth in, and interrelationship to, other various areas of the law, such as privacy, corporate governance, tax, and tort law. During the past year and a half, this continued evolution was evident in the legal developments arising from the three branches of Virginia’s government.

Nov 12

Accrual of Causes of Action in Virginia

Black’s Law Dictionary defines “accrue” to mean “[t]o come into existence as an enforceable claim or right” or “to arise.”[1] Black’s further notes that “‘[t]he term “accrue” in the context of a cause of action means to arrive, to commence, to come into existence, or to become a present enforceable demand or right. The time of accrual of a cause of action is a question of fact.’”

Nov 12

Criminal Law and Procedure (2006 Annual Survey of Virginia Law)

The authors have endeavored to select from the many appellate cases those that have the most significant precedential value. The article also outlines some of the most consequential changes enacted by the General Assembly in the areas of criminal law and procedure.

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