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Tearful ex-lawyer gets seven months in prison

A former Maryland lawyer implicated in a Washington-area insurance fraud investigation was sentenced Friday to seven months in prison for submitting faked medical records to bolster his own personal injury claim. A. Ryan Lahuti also was ordered to reimburse GEICO ...

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Drywall Repairs Are ‘Occurrence’ Under CGL Policy (access required)

In a builder’s suit to enforce a $4.9 million arbitration award against insurance carriers for a drywall subcontractor who used defective Chinese drywall that damaged 74 homes, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says replacement of the defective drywall is not ...

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Settlement Offer & Opinion Letter Protected (access required)

In plaintiffs’ suit against an insurance company that denied coverage for two antique automobiles, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion to compel production of a settlement offer and the appraisal underlying that offer, which are protected attorney work ...

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‘Pollution Exclusion’ Excludes Chinese Drywall Claim (access required)

In this suit litigating Nationwide’s duty to defend a real estate developer against claims alleging damage caused by defective Chinese drywall installed in “Overlook Townhouses” in Richmond, a Newport News U.S. District Court grants in part Nationwide’s motion for summary ...

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Carrier Has No Duty to Defend Harassment Suit (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court adopts a recommendation from a magistrate judge and holds that plaintiff insurance company has no duty to defend an architect who alleged sexually harassed a coworker who was an interior designer at the design ...

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