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Discovery allowed in case with punitives (access required)

A plaintiff in a malicious prosecution case with a demand for punitive damages is entitled to discovery of the defendant’s net worth, a Virginia circuit judge has ruled. A defendant’s assets can be used as both a sword and shield in a punitives claim, so the plaintiff was entitled to discovery even though the defendant disclaimed ...