Saturday, April 24, 2004

Va. Supreme Court takes on interlocutory appeal of immunity, limitations issues in water case

According to this report ("Tainted water case goes to Va. Supreme Court," 4/24/04) in the Norfolk paper, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to take on a pre-trial appeal of issues including sovereign immunity and the statute of limitations in a case brought by 213 plaintiffs against the City of Chesapeake for tainted city water.

I can't recall any other examples of the Supreme Court taking an appeal under the fairly new statute allowing appeals of interlocutory orders, Va. Code 8.01-670.1, passed in 2002, but this sure seems like a good case for doing so.

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