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Attorneys – Sanctions Under Va. Code – Pleading Affirmative Defenses (access required)

In plaintiff's products liability case alleging damage to her eyes from a defective air bag, defense counsel were properly sanctioned under Va. Code Sect. 8.01-271.1 for pleading affirmative defenses of contributory negligence, assumption of the risk, third-party negligence, failure to mitigate damages, unconstitutionality of the punitive damage claim and a statute of limitations bar, all ...