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Contaminated Infant Formula Not Covered by Policies (access required)

An infant formula manufacturer that had to destroy $6 million worth of formula contaminated by melamine and disintegrated filter components does not have insurance coverage for the loss under the pollution/contaminant endorsements in three policies, but only has coverage for ...

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U-turn by on-duty officer causes traffic crash – $395,000 Settlement (access required)

An on-duty Richmond police officer made an illegal U-turn into the plaintiff’s vehicle. Investigation disclosed the officer was not in “hot pursuit,” so the city ultimately agreed to settle the claim. The case was complicated by the plaintiff’s pre-existing cervical ...

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Talking on cell phone causes intersection crash – $1,225,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

On May 27, 2008, the plaintiff was traveling in a westerly direction on Bellevue Avenue and stopped at the intersection with Brook Road in the City of Richmond. The defendant was traveling east on Bellevue Avenue. The plaintiff’s light turned ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Reduction – Material Change (access required)

A wife can earn only $ 12,400 annually and not the $22,000 income imputed to her in a 1992 spousal support order, but she can make penalty-free withdrawals from her IRA, and the trial court grants husband’s request to modify ...

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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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Civil Procedure – Personal Jurisdiction – Transacting Business – Coal Sale Contracts (access required)

Although an Oklahoma coal company wants to apply the “transacting business” test under Virginia’s long-arm statute narrowly to its sale of coal to third parties outside Virginia, a Richmond Circuit says the test applies to contract formation between the coal ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Material Change – Private School (access required)

Evidence relating to a child’s past and anticipated enrollment in private school and daycare does not show a material change of circumstances since the court last entered a child support award, and the Richmond Circuit Court will leave support as ...

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