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Denial of med-pay by carrier was bad faith (access required)

An insurance company acted in bad faith when it stopped medical payments and failed to do further investigation when its policyholder continued to feel pain, a Chesterfield General District judge has ruled. The judge awarded the plaintiff the balance of ...

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Ads can provide venue (access required)

Where a ski resort advertised in the City of Charlottesville, it was “doing business” there, and venue for a lawsuit against it was proper in the city, a Charlottesville Circuit judge has ruled. But the suit was based on an ...

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Defendant entitled to transcript (access required)

An indigent defendant is entitled to a copy of a transcript of a suppression hearing for possible impeachment of witnesses against him, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The case is a victory in the battle by court-appointed lawyers ...

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Making it easier to sue a business (access required)

Virginia prides itself on being a strongly pro-business state. It may be a surprise, then, to note that during the past year, the generally conservative and business-friendly Supreme Court of Virginia has made it much easier to sue a company. ...

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