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Tip: Getting A Carrier To Waive Subrogation (access required)

You’re handling a case where liability is clear. Your client is badly hurt, with substantial — and expensive — injuries. The defendant’s carrier tenders policy limits to settle the case. Sounds like this one should work its way to conclusion ...

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VADA Broadens Its Scope, While Maintaining Focus (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys will gather later this week in Richmond for its annual meeting. Preliminary registration is strong, according to VADA sources: Nearly a quarter of the group’s 848 members will make the trip to the capital ...

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$235K Settlement Under 'Lemon Law' Is Record (access required)

A Springfield couple who bought a 37-foot motorhome that was plagued with problems has scored a $235,000 settlement of their “Lemon Law” lawsuit against the manufacturer of the home. The settlement is believed to be the largest ever for a ...

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Death Won't Excuse Need To Pay Under Noncompete (access required)

The death of a party to a noncompete agreement does not relieve the purchaser of the man’s business from the obligation to make payments under the agreement, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The noncompete was not a personal ...

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Gun Charge No Basis For Felony-Murder (access required)

A prosecutor cannot use a defendant’s status as a felon, possessing a gun, as the basis for charging him with felony-murder, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. In this case, the appeals court ...

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Support Can Continue Despite Cohabitation (access required)

A husband cannot cut off spousal support he owes under a 1995 agreement by invoking a 1997 amendment allowing an end to support based on cohabitation, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The agreement allowed the husband to quit ...

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http://domain-name-cases.vlw (access required)

Virginia likes to bill itself as “The Silicon Dominion” and the world of high technology has changed life and law in the commonwealth, especially in Northern Virginia. Law firms — including numerous out-of-state firms — are establishing outposts in Northern ...

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Tapes Of Dead Man Used In Neighborhood Dispute (access required)

A neighborhood dispute that escalated into vandalism, tire-slashing and a brick through a front window landed in Fairfax Circuit Court earlier this month. And one family has won a $205,000 verdict against their neighbor, including $175,000 in punitive damages. The ...

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Mom States Distress Claim For Son's Death (access required)

A mother who was injured in an accident that killed her son may pursue a claim for emotional distress against the defendant, an Albemarle County Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The defense sought to ...

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Scenes from the VBA Summer Meeting (access required)

HOT SPRINGS — The Virginia Bar Association took its show on the road to the Homestead for the annual summer meeting Aug. 3-5. Thanks to the American Bar Association split sessions in New York and London, the VBA’s summer do ...

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