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News in Brief for 9/25/95 (access required)

Beach named president of clerks’ association David B. Beach, clerk of the Virginia Supreme Court, has become president of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. Beach assumed the office last month when the clerks’ group convened in San Antonio ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Carpal comp rests on when symptoms arose (access required)

Workers’ compensation coverage for carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion conditions depends on whether symptoms arise suddenly or over time, under a Court of Appeals decision issued last week. Although the Supreme Court has denied compensation for repetitive trauma ...

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Koontz won't hear appeal (access required)

The dissent by then-Judge Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. in the workers’ comp case of McCutchan may provide cold comfort for employers. Koontz’s dissent disavowed the line of post-Piedmont cases recognizing carpal tunnel as an occupational disease. But his vote on ...

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