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Car-accident victim can stack med-pay (access required)

A girl injured in a car wreck can stack medical expenses coverage from her parents’ two insurance policies, a Lee County Circuit judge has ruled. The insurance company had tendered only $2,000 in med-pay coverage, arguing that that amount was ...

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Man?s severance is separate property (access required)

A man’s severance package is his separate property, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. The trial judge erred by including the payments as part of the marital estate during equitable distribution, the court found. ...

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VTLA backs 3 for E.D. (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association has endorsed three candidates as “highly qualified” for an upcoming vacancy in the Eastern District of Virginia. VTLA Executive Director Jack L. Harris said that the association voted last week to back U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

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Evidence learned later no bar to suit (access required)

After-acquired evidence of employee misconduct will not bar a public-policy wrongful discharge claim, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression in Virginia. The defendant can introduce the evidence, and the jury can decide what weight, ...

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