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Court Strikes Punitives Claim in Auto Case (access required)

An assertion that defendant is a “life-long opiate addict” who knew his withdrawal symptoms during the 48 hours prior to his traffic accident would include confusion, distractability and “overall impairment of driving ability,” does not state a common law claim for punitive damages, an Augusta County Circuit Court says. We are dealing here with a common ...

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