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No UM allowed for moving drive-by (access required)

Drivers and passengers injured in their cars during drive-by shootings cannot get uninsured-motorist coverage, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in four consolidated cases. In each scenario, the cars were in motion when shots were fired from one car to ...

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High court to consider bad job reference case (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court will hear a case in which an employer was tagged for $330,000 for a negative job reference. The writ in the case was granted the same week a Richmond Circuit judge allowed an employee to go ...

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Guest Column: Condo owners created easement over hallways (access required)

Even though condominium instruments listed an elevator foyer and surrounding hallways outside a penthouse as a common area, the penthouse owners could show that they created an easement over the area by their conduct, an Arlington Circuit judge has ruled ...

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News in Brief for April 29, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Williamsburg lawyer Paul Lowell Wilson petitioned to surrender his license to practice law on April 22. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted the petition and entered an order that day revoking Wilson’s license. Disciplinary charges existed ...

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Review Granted for April (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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Dad sues therapist for inciting abuse charge… (access required)

A court-appointed therapist in a custody dispute does not have absolute immunity when she later is sued for malpractice and defamation by a father she counseled, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The father claims that the therapist, who counseled ...

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…And unfounded abuse claim costs wife's family (access required)

A mother and two grandparents who pursued unfounded child-abuse allegations against the father in a custody battle have been sanctioned by a Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge. The sanctions total nearly $17,000 and include attorney’s fees. The judge ...

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State can't indict twice (access required)

The Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney cannot pursue a direct indictment of a defendant who successfully used the DUI double-jeopardy defense last summer, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. A new indictment for the same incident is barred by res judicata, he ...

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$10M for boxcar accident ties Richmond p.i. record (access required)

A Richmond jury has awarded $10 million to a city worker whose face was crushed when a runaway boxcar slammed into a floodwall on which he was working. The verdict ties the city record in a personal injury case, which ...

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UIM carrier is sued for pre-trial bad faith (access required)

An underinsured motorist carrier can be sued for failing to act in good faith in pre-trial negotiations, a Hampton Circuit judge has ruled. The plaintiff used a 1991 statute that permits a plaintiff to sue a carrier for a denial ...

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