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Automatic suspension repeal is shelved (access required)

A plan to repeal a state law that suspends Virginians’ driver’s licenses for failure to promptly pay court fines and costs is dead for now. A House Appropriations subcommittee voted March 2 to carry over Senate Bill 181, proposed by ...

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Allstate hit by jury after refusing settlement conference – $40,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved a rear-end motor vehicle accident in Virginia Beach. The plaintiff had $21,257 in medical bills, however the majority of that amount was from the emergency room on the date of the accident, and much of that was ...

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Man’s injuries came out over time after wreck – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

This collision occurred on Nov. 17, 2015 on northbound Interstate 295 in Hanover County. Plaintiff was on his way to work driving a Chevrolet pick-up truck alone when he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by the defendant. The impact ...

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Bolivian woman hurt in T-bone accident – $2.65 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, then 45, suffered severe injuries in T-bone crash caused by pickup truck. At 2 a.m. on June 26, 2016, plaintiff was the front-seat passenger in a small SUV heading southbound on Hunter Mill Road (a small neighborhood street) in ...

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Petersburg police officers settle overtime pay class action – $1.35 Million Settlement (access required)

Claim on behalf of Petersburg Police Department officers up to the rank of lieutenant for failure to pay overtime. The Virginia Gap Pay Act (§9.1-700 et seq.) requires localities that employ a minimum of 100 law enforcement officers to pay ...

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State Farm settles fire loss that went to policy’s appraisal process – $243,000 Settlement (access required)

The insured’s Mecklenburg County home burned in July 2013. She had first-party homeowner’s coverage with State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. State Farm paid some on the claim, but not a reasonable amount. So the insured hired a public adjuster ...

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