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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Court bars “unavoidable accident” instruction

The Supreme Court of Virginia today outlawed the use of the “unavoidable accident” jury instruction in personal injury trials. Writing for a unanimous court in Hancock-Underwood v. Knight, Justice Donald W. Lemons said, “While in the past we have permitted ...

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Insurance – Title Insurance – CRESPA – Private Remedy

A settlement company that allegedly breached its contract to serve as plaintiff’s agent for procurement of title insurance cannot be liable under CRESPA for alleged breaches of the Issuing Agency Contract under a settlement agent bond furnished by the settlement ...

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Lawyers help stranded exchange students

A handful of sympathetic lawyers in Salem and Roanoke have managed to save the day for three Peruvian college students stuck without jobs in Virginia while on an exchange program. As reported by The Roanoke Times,  attorney Correy Diviney took ...

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House delays seating Alexandria winner again

Charniele Herring was the certified winner of the special election held Tuesday for the seat of ex-Del. Brian Moran, D-Alexandria, who resigned to focus on his race for governor. But House Republicans declined to seat her a second time yesterday, ...

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