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Overturned trailer nets $2.1 million (access required)

A driver injured when his truck and attached boat trailer overturned has received a $2,112,500 settlement from the manufacturer of the boat trailer. The case, filed in Norfolk Circuit Court, was Morgan v. Calkins Manufacturing Co. (see Trial Reports, Jan. ...

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18% interest awarded to lien claimant (access required)

The issue of lien revival was not the only question the Virginia Supreme Court decided in American Standard Homes Corp. v. Reinecke (VLW 093-6-018). On two additional issues of first impression, the high court ruled that a materialman can recover ...

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Med-mal camp tops VTLA legislative slate (access required)

The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s top legislative priority this year is changing the medical malpractice cap. According to Talmage Williams, the VTLA’s director of government affairs, the association is working on a compromise which would restrict the cap to pain-and-suffering ...

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Out-of-state subpoena unethical (access required)

A Virginia lawyer overstepped ethical boundaries in a divorce case when the lawyer asked a Virginia court to issue and enforce an unenforceable subpoena to obtain an out-of-state resident’s financial documents, according to the Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on ...

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