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Negligence – Auto Accident – Collateral Source Rule

A defendant employer in this auto-accident case can exclude medical bills of an injured plaintiff who won a bankruptcy discharge of those bills, even to prove pain and suffering, a Norfolk U.S. District Court holds; in a case of first impression, a magistrate judge refuses to apply Virginia’s collateral source rule to debts discharged in bankruptcy.
Payne v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. (USDC-ED) (VLW 009-3-001) (17 pp.)