Archive for April, 2013

Limited Tort Reform Passes Virginia Assembly

By: Stephen E. Baril & William A. Grey Virginia‘s 2013 General Assembly session has now concluded.  A package of Tort Reform bills met with mixed results—some passing, and other’s failing.  The bills that did pass (discussed below) will impact civil practice in Virginia, and should be of interest to business and insurance clients.  Of particular […]

 

Rule 3:22A: Expanding the Scope of Voir Dire

By: Ian Lambeets On January 1, 2013, a new rule passed by the Supreme Court of Virginia governing voir dire in civil trials took effect.  Rule 3:22A, in essence, will both expand and standardize the scope of questioning permitted during voir dire across all of Virginia’s circuit courts.  In the past, the scope of voir […]