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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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Negligent hiring of carrier by broker alleged – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

This case is the companion follow-up case to a matter called Mann Adm’r v. Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express (see VLW 017-3-408), which also settled for $550,000.00. After settling with the motor carrier’s insurer, the three plaintiffs involved in the Nova ...

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Coleman Allen receives ‘War Horse’ award (access required)

Richmond attorney W. Coleman Allen, Jr. has been awarded the Southern Trial Lawyers Association’s highest honor, the War Horse Award. Allen received the 2018 award at the STLA War Horse Banquet Feb. 8 in New Orleans. The achievement marks the ...

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Pipeline hearing will have Charlottesville video feed

Federal court officials are making a video feed available at the Charlottesville federal courthouse for public viewing of a Lynchburg hearing Monday on pipeline condemnation cases. The remote video feed at the Charlottesville courthouse will be available for public viewing ...

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