Safety and Health Reporter

Spoliation of Evidence
Brien Roche

Spoliation of evidence issues can arise in any case.   If a person has evidence that bears directly on how an incident occurred he has a duty to use …

Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System

Brien Roche
This posting is an overview of the nervous system. The source of the info is a course offered by The Teaching Company and presented by Dr. Anthony Goodman. The course …

Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System
Brien Roche

Personal injury anatomy cardiovascular system is one of several postings dealing with human anatomy and physiology for injury lawyers and plaintiffs. In order to grasp your injury case you …

The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Cases
Brien Roche

As is true with many things dealing with trial lawyers, there is a great deal of back and forth about the contingent fee system. …

Overcoming Jury Bias
Brien Roche

Overcoming jury bias is a problem that every trial lawyer confronts.  Jury bias doesn’t mean that the members of the jury don’t like the plaintiff. What it does mean is that every …

2017 General Assembly Update
Brien Roche

What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is …

Rear-end Accidents

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Rear-End Accidents From The Virginia Supreme Court
There are a number of reported rear-end accident cases from the Virginia Supreme Court. In one case a flat bed truck was parked in one lane …

Handling Fire Cases

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Handling Fire Cases Involving Cigarettes
Many household fires are caused by cigarettes. Everybody knows that cigarettes burn. Also that cigarettes can cause fires.  There is data that indicates that makers of this …

Filing Suit in Federal Court
Brien Roche

Filing suit in US District Court, also known as federal court, requires that the court have what is called subject matter jurisdiction. This is based on either diversity of …

Arbitration Clauses May Not be Enforceable
Brien Roche

Arbitration clauses are quite the rage these days.  There is a question as to whether either party can enforce them.  In contracts between people of equal standing they …

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