Quantcast
Home / News Stories (page 1452) /

News Stories

Guest Column: Rely on insurance for employment claims (access required)

By Robert Lee Carter Jr. The dramatic increase in the number of employment-related lawsuits over the past decade has been well-documented. Adverse judgments are costing employers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Further, defending these claims, even if meritless, is proving ...

Read More »

REVIEW GRANTED (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 ...

Read More »

SCC letter shocks real estate industry (access required)

Title companies were hit by a bolt of lightning earlier this month when the State Corporation Commission issued an administrative letter that declares a common insurance practice illegal. Commissioner of Insurance Stephen T. Foster announced that title underwriters are “monoline ...

Read More »

Third party can sue for bad faith (access required)

A couple can bring a claim as third-party beneficiaries against an insurance company for breach of its duty of good faith and fair dealing, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled. The insurance company delayed payment on a claim for damage ...

Read More »

'Community caretaker' rebuffed by high court (access required)

A state trooper could not use the “community caretaker” doctrine to stop a vehicle moving forward partly on the shoulder and partly on a private yard, the Supreme Court has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. Because the ...

Read More »

Legal aid, blaming cuts, may ask VSB for money (access required)

ALEXANDRIA–Facing large cuts in federal funding, legal aid programs in the commonwealth may ask the Virginia State Bar to help foot the bill. At its Sept. 15 meeting, the VSB Executive Committee heard a plea from Charles E.K. Vasaly, executive ...

Read More »

Medical Malpractice: Notice filed before change saves claim (access required)

Medical-malpractice plaintiffs who have been holding their breath since July 1, 1993, now can exhale. Plaintiffs who filed a “notice of claim” before that date still have viable cases, despite the 1993 overhaul of the med-mal statute. In a case ...

Read More »

Gotcha! No med-pay for wreck on non-insured cycle (access required)

A young man who was covered by his parents’ insurance policy on their Chevrolet did not have medical coverage when he had an accident on his motorcycle, the Supreme Court has held. The motorcycle accident was excluded from the Chevrolet ...

Read More »

UCC accord needs more than endorsement as 'paid in full' (access required)

Even though a widow tendered a check to a hospital marked with a note that cashing it would mean a “full/final settlement of all claims,” she cannot claim accord and satisfaction of her debt, a Richmond Circuit judge has ruled. ...

Read More »

Lawyer can't say 'fraud' to impeach during cross (access required)

A lawyer seeking to impeach a car-crash plaintiff on the witness stand cannot raise the fact that she had a prior conviction for fraud, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression. In 1971, the high ...

Read More »