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Carriers have no pre-trial duty to settle (access required)

CarCrash - FEA

The Supreme Court of Virginia has resolved a long-simmering split among circuit courts on whether auto accident victims can insist on a good faith settlement offer from their own insurance companies when a wrongdoer cannot cover the damages. Insurance companies ...

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Mediated ‘Term Sheet’ was a binding contract (access required)

Contract signing

Lawyers and their clients wrap up a marathon mediation session with a seasoned professional mediator in a multi-million dollar case. After 12 hours at the table with retired circuit judge Arthur Vieregg, the lawyers draw up a six-paragraph “Term Sheet” ...

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Car wreck case settled for $500K over available insurance – $1,473,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 2, 2015, a defendant dump truck driver rounded a blind curve on Evergreen Mill Road near Aldie. The dump-truck driver failed to heed warning signs and rumble strips cautioning drivers to watch for stopped vehicles. The dump truck ...

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Condo community had been warned about snakes, woman bit on ankle – $23,000 Settlement (access required)

A 30-year-old wom­an was attacked by a poisonous snake just feet outside of her home in a condomini­um community. She was immediately tak­en to the emergency room and was there for several hours and even had to return the next ...

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Inaccurate biopsy for lesion prompted unnecessary surgery – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

During an office visit to a dermatolo­gist for a hand rash, a suspicious lesion (mole) was noticed on plaintiff ’s back. The lesion was excised and sent to defen­dant pathology service in Greensboro, North Carolina. The biopsy was reported as ...

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Woman hurt shoulder in slip-and-fall at dealership – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 54-year-old female who was an invitee at Rosenthal Jaguar of Tysons Cor­ner on June 6, 2013. Plaintiff was returning a loaner vehicle and picking up a vehicle re­cently serviced at the dealership. Plaintiff was notified the vehicle ...

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Court Upholds Virginia Capital Sentencing Laws (access required)

A Virginia defendant cannot overturn his 2011 death sentence based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court declaring unconstitutio nal Florida’s capital-sentencing scheme, in which a jury renders an “advisory sentence” but a judge must independently weigh the aggravating and mitigating ...

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