Law Journal

29 Mar Justin begins autonomous car news blog

Justin McLeod, an attorney at Chaplin & Gonet, has been following autonomous car developments for a couple of years now.  His publications on the subject have appeared in Virginia Lawyer's Magazine and the Subrogator Magazine.  Now, he is dedicating an entire site to follow the...

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05 Nov The End of Automobile Insurance?

There have been a lot of excited, ambitious and positive prognostications written over the last few years concerning the rapid advancement of autonomous vehicles.  I have written about the huge impact they will have upon the judicial system writ large, but a recent article by...

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20 Mar VA House Bill No. 1819 set to become law

In a move to expedite the payment of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, the Virginia House and Senate passed VA House Bill 1819, which has been sent to the Governor for executive approval.  Section 38.2-2206 of the Code of Virginia is amended to 8.01-66.1:1 by...

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19 Jan Cyclist Lobby Fights to Repeal Contributory Negligence

The Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act of 2015, introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3), seeks to modify the common law principle of contributory negligence.   Contributory negligence is a common law principle, only followed in the states of: Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, North...

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