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

more+
less-

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

First, in Walton v. Mid-Atlantic Spine Specialists, PC, Record No. 091009, the Court issued an important ruling on safe-guarding documents that should be privileged from disclosure to an opposing party under the “attorney work-product” and “attorney-client” privileges.....

....Secondly, in Evans v. Evans, Record No. 091469, the Supreme Court of Virginia examined whether the “seat belt laws” passed several years ago by the General Assembly, and which included a provision that evidence of a failure to use a seat belt system/safety restraint system could result in a ticket, but could not be used as evidence of negligence in a tort case, prevented a mother from suing a child’s father for failing to properly secure their infant daughter in his pickup truck, under Virginia common law negligence principles, without reference to the “seat belt laws” in the suit or at trial....

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Personal Injury Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Sands Anderson PC | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »