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Insurance – Bad Faith Claim – Trucker Negligence – Settlement Offer

A Danville U.S. District Court says an insurance company might have been negligent in offering only $100,000 to settle an auto accident case in which it saw a 45 percent chance of a verdict of $1M to $1.5M and the defendant trucker ...

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Cranwell ponders lt. governor bid

Former Del. C. Richard Cranwell is considering a run for Virginia lieutenant governor, he confirmed today. Cranwell (left), chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, said he is only “mulling around the possiblity” and preferred to avoid any public mention ...

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Grisham campaigns for Perriello

Author John Grisham, best known for his legal dramas, will be campaigning with fifth district Democratic Congressional candidate Tom Perriello today in Martinsville. The Danville Register-Bee has details. By Peter Vieth

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Grisham campaigns for Perriello

Author John Grisham, best known for his legal dramas, will be campaigning with fifth district Democratic Congressional candidate Tom Perriello today in Martinsville. The Danville Register-Bee has details. By Peter Vieth

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You have to ask

Virginia Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey couldn’t help but imply that Robert Thurman Pilson might not be the best candidate for a home electronic monitoring program. Not only was Pilson sentenced to the mandatory minimum one-year term for ...

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Insurance – Homeowner Policy – Duty To Defend – Sexual Molestation – Notice Of ‘Occurrence’

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a couple has no coverage under a homeowners’ policy against claims that their two sons sexually molested their female cousin years earlier, a claim for which the homeowners failed to notify the carrier until ...

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Procedure for esophagus fails to fix problem – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 40-year-old woman with a reported history of achalasia. Achalasia is a motility disorder of the esophagus and includes the presence of a lower esophageal sphincter that does not relax to allow food to pass from the ...

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