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Punitive damages claim allowed in car accident involving alcohol (access required)

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief A sharply divided Virginia Supreme Court has ruled, 4-3, that a trial judge erred in striking a punitive damages claim against a speeding motorist who had two prior DUI convictions, who drove with a .32 blood alcohol content and who fled the scene of an accident he caused. The case is a "major departure" ...

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