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Carrier Says Insured Dentist Breached Contract (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a dental malpractice plaintiff’s motion asking the court to dismiss plaintiff malpractice carrier’s breach of contract action against its insured dentist for failure to cooperate with her defense after she apparently abandoned her practice ...

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Travel Expenses Ordered for Rule 30 Deposition (access required)

In this action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a Newport News U.S. District Court says defendant HSBC must produce a corporate representative for a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition on all topics outlined in plaintiffs’ notice of deposition at the Washington, ...

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Lawyer’s ‘Inadvertence’ Is Excusable Neglect (access required)

Although defendant lender submitted an Answer to plaintiff homeowners’ fraud complaint four months after the deadline, due to counsel’s inadvertence, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion for entry of default and grants defendants leave to file the late ...

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Insurance Contract Limitations Period Controls (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit for breach of a homeowner’s insurance policy for coverage of damage from burst water pipes, a circuit court erred in holding that Virginia Code § 8.01-229(E)(3) tolls the insurance policy’s contractual limitations period to file an action ...

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