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Punitives Are Struck In Hit-And-Run Accident (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a punitive damages award to a couple injured by a hit-and-run driver. By a 5-2 majority, the court found that the John Doe driver was not "egregious" enough to warrant the $175,000 punitives award assessed by the jury. The driver, who apparently was intoxicated, hit the couple from behind as ...