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Malpractice, negligence counterclaims fail under Virginia law (access required)

A policyholder could not allege its insurer was liable for professional malpractice through the actions of defense counsel because that claim is not recognized under Virginia law. To the extent the policyholder alleged the carrier was negligent, because that claim was based on the insurance contract, it sounded in contract. Finally, the claim for attorneys’ ...