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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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