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Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to pick and present trial experts (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH–Everybody has an opinion, but the opinions that count most in court are likely to be expert opinions. Trial lawyers know there aren’t many cases nowadays that don’t involve experts, aside from the occasional case involving an adulterated product ...

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No Coverage for Basement Water Damage from Clogged Drain (access required)

In light of plaintiff homeowners’ stipulation that surface water gathered in a well with a clogged drain but could not enter the drain and instead flowed into the homeowners’ basement, a Fairfax Circuit Court says damage to the home is ...

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Challenge to Will Relates Back to Earlier Complaint (access required)

Plaintiffs may amend their complaint filed June 26, 2009, alleging defendant executrix/beneficiary exercised undue influence over a testatrix in the execution of her will, to also allege failure to comply with Va. Code § 64.1-49’s requirements for execution of a ...

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‘Beltway sex’ case ends in $22K verdict

A Fairfax circuit jury has awarded $22,000 to a cabbie struck from behind on the Washington Beltway last year. In the case, the plaintiff made allegations that the defendant was drunk, was speeding at 85 mph and was having sex ...

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