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Drywall Installers Face Building Code Claims (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court preparing to try homeowners’ claims against defendant installers of defective Chinese drywall will exclude evidence of negligence by other defendants who may have settled their claims in multi-district litigation in federal court and will prohibit installer ...

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No Legal Malpractice from Med-Mal Settlement (access required)

Although plaintiff blames defendant law firm that formerly represented him for an unsatisfactory settlement of his medical malpractice suit because the firm ultimately withdrew from representation after his first attorney left the firm, the Roanoke U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s ...

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Store Display Rack was ‘Open & Obvious’ (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District grants summary judgment to defendant supermarket in plaintiff’s trip-and-fall suit alleging that placement of a display rack of canned vegetables negligently created a hazardous condition that proximately caused plaintiff to trip on the wire rack and ...

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Carrier Must Pay UIM Offered By Mistake (access required)

Although plaintiff’s insurance carrier mistakenly offered underinsured motorist coverage policy limits, the carrier nevertheless is bound by its offer of $25,000 UIM policy limits, in addition to the $100,000 liability coverage offered by defendant in the underlying auto accident case, ...

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