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Defense notches win on accident reports (access required)

A car-crash plaintiff cannot obtain discovery of the defendant’s statement given to his liability carrier’s adjuster three days after the accident, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. This discovery question has percolated through Circuit Courts across the state in the ...

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And two others deny discovery (access required)

The McCullough case is one of a trio of defense victories on the accident-report discovery issue reported in this edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. And that case is not the first defense win in Fairfax in the accident-report wars. In ...

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State claim allowed for retaliation (access required)

A worker who claims he was fired for refusing to participate in racial discrimination can sue for wrongful discharge under state law, a Chesapeake Circuit judge has ruled. The case is apparently the first to allow a retaliation claim to ...

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News in Brief for May 20, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of Annandale lawyer John Frank Pitrelli for four years, effective March 29. The order entered by the board stated that Pitrelli had been convicted of making a ...

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