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Tag Archives: Punitive damages

Punitive damages claim survives demurrers

A claim for punitive damages in a wrongful termination case is allowed to proceed after surviving demurrers from the defendant employer. An additional claim by the plaintiff for attorney fees was not allowed to proceed after the defendant’s demurrer was ...

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Discovery allowed in case with punitives

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 ...

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