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

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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)

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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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Justices offer few answers for vexed trial lawyers (access required)

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – A Virginia Supreme Court panel offered only marginal comfort last month for frustrated trial lawyers hoping to reverse a trend of unfavorable rulings in product liability cases. At the annual convention of the Virginia Trial ...

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Supreme Court overturns $20M auto crash award (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned a $20 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered spinal injuries when her 1995 Mazda Miata convertible overturned. Shannon Walters was driving along a two-lane highway in Bedford County in 2006 when ...

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