Sunday, November 06, 2005

YMCA can be immune as a charity under Virginia law

In Ola v. YMCA of South Hampton Roads, the Virginia Supreme Court in an opinion by Justice Agee affirmed the Circuit Court's decision that the plaintiff's personal injury claim based on negligence was barred by the doctrine of charitable immunity.

The Norfolk paper has this article on the decision, quoting defense lawyer Tim Richardson. Richardson is one of the few who graduated with me twice, both as a Philosophy Major graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences at U.Va. in 1986 and as a Juris Doctor at William & Mary in 1989.

Also, the Suffolk paper has this report.

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