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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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Economic Loss Rule Bars ‘Trimboard’ Suit (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of a putative class action complaint filed by plaintiff homeowners alleging defendant Louisiana-Pacific Corporation negligently designed and manufactured Trimboard, a composite building product used for exterior trim in homes plaintiffs purchased. The district court dismissed ...

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