An insurance carrier must pay its UIM policy limits even though an auto-accident plaintiff waited nearly two years to formally accept the settlement and the carrier might have avoided liability altogether. For plaintiff William Calvert, who alleged $75,000 in medical ...Read More »
A company that failed to produce documents and had two employees who gave false deposition testimony will have to foot the bill as the other side reviews more than 22,000 internal documents. An Abingdon federal judge penalized the company for ...Read More »
Call it a finger on the scale of justice. The law sometimes gives an advantage to one side in a lawsuit, allowing a legal “presumption” about some key fact in the case. Presumptions can be overcome, but how much weight ...
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NORFOLK — Two members of an Internet piracy group have been sentenced for their role in distributing illegal copies of movies being shown in theaters. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Willie Lambert, of Pittston, Pa., and 28-year-old Sean Lovelady, of Pomona, ...Read More »
NORFOLK— A Portsmouth bail bondsman has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for bribing a former magistrate who steered clients his way. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Ulysses Stephenson was sentenced Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. He ...Read More »
NORFOLK — A Virginia Beach tax preparer has been sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for falsifying clients’ federal income tax returns. Paul Zimmerman Jr., 49, was sentenced Nov. 5 in federal court in Norfolk. Federal prosecutors ...Read More »
On the day after President Barack Obama won re-election, a Virginia man accused of stealing a truck containing the president’s audio equipment for public appearances was sent to jail to await trial. Federal prosecutors said Eric Brown, 48, of Richmond ...Read More »
SPOTSYLVANIA — A Virginia man convicted for the 12th time in a drunken driving case will serve the maximum sentence. Media outlets report that 44-year-old David Marion Apraham of Spotsylvania received a seven-year sentence last Tuesday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.. ...
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MANASSAS — A judge won’t remove a special prosecutor from the retrial of a former death-row inmate whose conviction and sentence were overturned by a federal court. Attorneys for Justin Wolfe argued that the special prosecutor, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has opened the door to claims against individual supervisors who take part in the unlawful firing of an employee. The Nov. 1 decision in VanBuren v. Grubb (VLW 012-6-143), decided 4-3, is a victory for ...
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