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Woman driving her car on company errand gets UIM (access required)

A woman injured while driving her own car on a company errand can tap the underinsured motorist coverage of her company’s insurance policy, a federal judge in Charlottesville has ruled. The insurance carrier attempted to argue that even though the ...

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ANLIR will pay $500K back to policyholders (access required)

The American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal, which runs the legal malpractice insurance program endorsed by the Virginia State Bar, will be returning half a million dollars to its policyholders. The company announced last week that it will be able to ...

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Punitives in drunken driving case to be argued (access required)

The issue of punitive damages in drunken driving cases will be back before the Supreme Court of Virginia this week. The case could provide the high court an opportunity to issue its first decision on punitives in an alcohol-related car ...

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Rental shop must provide main coverage for wreck (access required)

A self-insured rental car agency cannot make its self-insurance on a rented car secondary to a driver’s own coverage, a Charlottesville Circuit judge has ruled. The agency put language in the rental agreement seeking to require anyone renting a car ...

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Suit to undo guardianship gets filed in home circuit (access required)

A man seeking to having his competency restored and to have a guardianship terminated can sue in the circuit where he lives, a Rockingham County Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The decision clarifies a ...

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CPA with head injury gets long-term ERISA benefits (access required)

A CPA who suffered a head injury and could no longer handle the intellectual demands of her job is entitled to long-term disability benefits under an ERISA plan, a federal judge in Alexandria has ruled. In the case, the plan ...

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Memo shown to expert must be turned over (access required)

Where an auto-accident plaintiff sent copies of two internal memos prepared by a legal assistant to her experts, the defendant car maker is entitled to copies of the memos, a Charlottesville federal judge has ruled in a case of first ...

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Justice Powell dies at 90 (access required)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., who served on the high court for 15 years, died Aug. 25 at his home in Richmond. He was 90. During his years on the court–1972 to 1987–Justice Powell played a pivotal ...

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Atlanta-based employees should be deposed in Va. (access required)

The employees of a defendant insurance company based in Atlanta must travel to Harrisonburg for their depositions in a lawsuit filed in Rockingham County, a judge in that county has ruled. “In today’s society,” the judge said, the length of ...

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Man fired for consulting lawyer has Bowman claim (access required)

An injured man who claims he was fired for consulting a lawyer to learn his rights to workers’ compensation can bring a Bowman wrongful-discharge claim against his employer, a Rockingham County judge has ruled. The plaintiff sought to ground his ...

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