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Failure-to-warn rule tightened in van case (access required)

A change of heart by a single justice has brought an end to a short-lived “relaxed” standard for failure-to-warn claims under Virginia products liability law. After rehearing a products liability case, Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. switched ...

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Cop is out of stun gun death case, maker must defend (access required)

A stun gun manufacturer faces a federal jury trial on claims it failed to provide sufficient warnings about the weapon’s risk for people with heart conditions. While allowing three claims against TASER International Inc. to go forward, a Charlottesville federal ...

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Drywall Installers Face Building Code Claims (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court preparing to try homeowners’ claims against defendant installers of defective Chinese drywall will exclude evidence of negligence by other defendants who may have settled their claims in multi-district litigation in federal court and will prohibit installer ...

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Economic Loss Rule Bars ‘Trimboard’ Suit (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of a putative class action complaint filed by plaintiff homeowners alleging defendant Louisiana-Pacific Corporation negligently designed and manufactured Trimboard, a composite building product used for exterior trim in homes plaintiffs purchased. The district court dismissed ...

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Va. court: Insurance doesn’t cover drywall damages

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover damage caused by Chinese drywall. Richard Serpe, an attorney for the homeowner, said the unanimous ruling means hundreds of other Virginians whose homes and ...

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Third-Party Complaint Allowed in ‘Firepot’ Case (access required)

In a plaintiff’s products liability suit alleging injuries from use of a “firepot” and “FIREGEL” sold at national housewares chain store, the Roanoke U.S. District Court grants the chain’s motion to file a third-party complaint against companies that produced and ...

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