An injured driver can sue her own auto insurance company for dragging its feet before trial on resolving an underinsured motorist claim, a Norfolk circuit judge has ruled. Insurance companies contend Virginia law imposes no duty whatsoever for handling a ...Read More »
A middle school teacher who was severely injured by a drunken driver has been awarded $3.5 million by a Newport News jury. The verdict included $1 million in punitive damages against the defendant, who was 17 years old at the ...Read More »
A Northern Virginia lawyer says he hopes to leverage his firm’s litigation against child care facilities to push for reforms to prevent children from becoming sexual abuse victims. In the midst of trial preparation in one case of alleged child ...Read More »
When a member of a private sportsmen’s club in Winchester sought to reform the club’s business practices four years ago, leaders had the member voted out based on a trumped-up safety violation, a lawsuit claimed. But in a final order ...Read More »
A husband who lost his wife and unborn child in an auto accident has reached a $1 million settlement in an apparent case of first impression under a recent amendment to Virginia’s wrongful death statute. The amendment, which went into ...Read More »
A federal law designed to protect the civilian jobs of service members may be of little help to employees who work for the state of Virginia or its agencies. A Virginia State Police sergeant who claimed he was denied promotions ...Read More »
When they practice in the commonwealth, whether in specialized federal courts or in a government agency, non-Virginia lawyers are subject to oversight by the Virginia State Bar. The bar recently charged one lawyer who allegedly offered conflicting reports about her ...
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