Posts Tagged ‘negligence’

Supreme Court of Virginia Grants Cert in Respondeat Superior Case

¬† Hat tip to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly for covering a story about a recent case that may have a far-reaching impact on the doctrine of respondeat superior in Virginia. The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted certiorari in a case out of Portsmouth Circuit Court, Westermann v. Bermisa M.D. (Va. Lawyers Weekly subscription needed) […]


Feds Hang Up on Commercial Drivers

Karen Elliot, a Sands Anderson attorney specializing in employment law, recently¬†published the following article addressing new rules prohibiting commercial motor vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile devices while driving.¬† We thought this article would be of particular interest to our Risk Manager readers: In a continued effort to reduce accidents from distracted driving, the federal […]


Recent Virginia Supreme Court Cases Effect Privilege Analysis and Liability for Accidents to Children

On June 10, 2010, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued two rulings that could have important impacts on Risk Management clients.