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Tort/Negligence – Punitive Damages – Negligent Driving – No Alcohol (access required)

Even though defendant driver had not been drinking alcohol, plaintiff nevertheless can state a claim for punitive damages where defendant was driving 1) on the wrong side of a two-lane divided highway 2) at night with his headlights off 3) after having evaded West Virginia police shortly before crossing the border into Virginia. Under Virginia law ...

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