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Spoliation Instruction Requires Bad Intent (access required)

Finding multiple procedural defects, the Supreme Court of Virginia set aside a jury’s verdicts and ordered a new trial of tort claims arising from tenants’ claims of carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning. Plaintiffs were tenants of an apartment unit operated by Defendant The Breeden Company for the unit’s owner, Defendant Emerald Point LLC. Beginning in late 2012, unsafe ...