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CEO dodges service of suit, carrier dodges coverage (access required)

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A legal malpractice carrier won a default judgment against a lawyer’s unhappy client, even though the client said the carrier had served the wrong agent in the carrier’s declaratory judgment action. The carrier was suing for a declaratory judgment that ...

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How many lawyers does it take to …. (access required)

No, this is not a lead-in to a light bulb joke. It’s an introduction to an Alexandria federal judge’s review of a fee award in a case that may have been overlawyered. If you want to know how many lawyers ...

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Jury Believes Insured on Policy Application (access required)

Although an insurance agent testified that she used a Spanish translator go over each question on a policy application with defendant insured, a non-English speaker, including a question about household mem­bers over age 15, defendant testified that he did not ...

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Waterman Had No Standing in Oyster Lease Case (access required)

Appellants, including a commercial wa­terman, did not have standing to challenge a circuit court order upholding a decision of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to grant oyster harvesting ground leases to two individual lessees in areas that previ­ously allowed public ...

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