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Monthly Archives: November 2012

UIM carrier bound by acceptance of mistaken offer (access required)

An insurance carrier must pay its UIM policy limits even though an auto-accident plaintiff waited nearly two years to formally accept the settlement and the carrier might have avoided liability altogether. For plaintiff William Calvert, who alleged $75,000 in medical ...

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Court cuts off access to job records

An employer defending an overtime pay case can’t demand records from the employee’s past employers, unless the employer knows the employee earlier sued for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. A Norfolk U.S. District Court said a trucking company’s ...

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Court cuts off access to job records

An employer defending an overtime pay case can’t demand records from the employee’s past employers, unless the employer knows the employee earlier sued for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. A Norfolk U.S. District Court said a trucking company’s ...

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Getting to the jury on ‘capacity’ for will (access required)

Call it a finger on the scale of justice. The law sometimes gives an advantage to one side in a lawsuit, allowing a legal “presumption” about some key fact in the case. Presumptions can be overcome, but how much weight ...

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And the word of the year is…

The word of the year for 2012, according to Oxford University Press, is “GIF.” Go figure. A 20-some-year-old word from technology, it stands for “graphics interchange format,” and most designers will tell you that GIF pictures have long since been ...

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AG blocks release of man who was declared innocent

A Hampton judge who ordered the release of a man he convicted for sexual assault four years ago now finds himself in a showdown with the state attorney general. Hearing evidence that the alleged victim lied in her accusations, and ...

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