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Monthly Archives: January 2010

UIM proposal clears subcommittee

Simplifying the concept appears to have worked in the initial wrangling over House Bill 93, the effort by personal injury attorneys to streamline cases in which the primary insurer pays its policy limits and additional underinsurance coverage is available for ...

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The ‘Mother Rule’

The Virginia Bar Association held its winter meeting in Williamsburg this past weekend. Attendance was good, very good. Maybe we really have turned a corner. One of the CLE sessions I sat in on involved advocacy in ADR, providing a ...

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Plaintiffs want to be able to sue for more when refiling after nonsuit (access required)

When a Loudoun County Circuit Court dismissed a p.i. suit in August because the plaintiff asked for more money when she refiled after a nonsuit, plaintiffs’ lawyers went on alert. The Loudoun County case, Spear v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, ...

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Briscoe goes back to Virginia high court

Today the United States Supreme Court has remanded the appeal in Briscoe v. Virginia, involving a pre-Melendez-Diaz decision in which a divided Supreme Court of Virginia (deciding Briscoe and a companion case, Magruder v. Commonwealth) upheld the Virginia statute that ...

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