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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Duty To Defend – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A homeowner’s association wins $217,309 in attorney’s fees and costs to cover the costs of defending an underlying civil action filed by a unit owner about the HOA disclosure packet, which defendant insurance carrier should have defended on behalf of ...

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Law firm not required to indemnify carrier for Medicare shortfall (access required)

A law firm settling a personal injury claim does not have to indemnify an insurance company for any potential shortfall owed to Medicare, a Richmond circuit judge has ruled. The case highlights the latest skirmish to develop since the federal ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – UIM Payments – Stacking (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court agrees with Nationwide that its policy language limiting its UM/UIM coverage is clear and unambiguous in its rejection of intra-policy stacking, and affords an auto-accident plaintiff $75,000 in coverage, not $175,000. On July 15, 2008, plaintiff ...

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Insurance – Arbitration Clause – Personal Injury Claims (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants defendant insurance companies’ motion to stay proceedings pending arbitration of this declaratory judgment action filed by plaintiff insured, the manufacturer of an oral sodium phosphate colon-cleansing product that has prompted over 1,000 personal injury ...

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Another Conrad case revived despite apparent settlement

Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne will allow a plaintiff to pursue his auto accident case despite the earlier “settlement” of the claim by a dishonest lawyer acting without the client’s authority. Woodbridge lawyer Stephen Conrad, now disbarred and imprisoned, ...

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Another Conrad case revived despite apparent settlement

Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne will allow a plaintiff to pursue his auto accident case despite the earlier “settlement” of the claim by a dishonest lawyer acting without the client’s authority. Woodbridge lawyer Stephen Conrad, now disbarred and imprisoned, ...

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Insurance – ERISA – Life Insurance Proceeds – Interpleader (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court grants default judgment to plaintiff insurance carrier in this interpleader action concerning distribution of $25,000 in life insurance benefits under an employee group policy upon the death of the employee’s wife, when the employee is ...

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Insurance – UIM Coverage – Stacking – Policy Limits (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court measures a UM/UIM policy’s “Limits of Liability” against Virginia Supreme Court precedents, and grants summary judgment to defendant insurance carrier, holding that an injured young woman’s grandparents’ auto liability policy provides $100,000 in UM/UIM coverage, ...

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