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Punitives allowed in car crash, despite no alcohol (access required)

Even though there was no evidence of drinking in a car accident lawsuit, a Roanoke federal judge allowed a punitive damages claim against the defendant. Plaintiffs' lawyers hailed the decision as the next, logical step following the Virginia Supreme Court's holding in Huffman v. Love (VLW 093-6-020), decided last spring. In Huffman, which involved a drunken driver, ...

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