Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Supreme Court’

SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by court order in subsequent actions where the plaintiff nonsuited its original action. Jo Ann Knighten Temple, as Administrator of […]


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) […]


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.


Virginia Supremes Cite Specific Duty by Parent’s Assent

[Editor’s note: This article is the work of Andrew H. Wilson of our Risk Management team] On November 5, 2009 , Kellermann v. McDonough, Record No. 081718 (Va. filed November 5, 2009), the Supreme Court of Virginia expressly held for the first time that “when a parent relinquishes the supervision and care of a child […]