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Virginia Supreme Court Rules on UM Carriers’ Duty to Settle Prior to Judgment

Recently, in Ebenezer Manu v. GEICO Casualty Company, the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified the issue of when an insurance provider has a duty to offer a good faith settlement to its insured when the accident was the fault of an uninsured motorist (UM).   Manu was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident caused by […]

 

Fourth Circuit Finds CGL Insurer Has Duty to Defend Cyber Claim

In Travelers Indem. Co. of Am. v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, L.L.C., 2016 U.S. App. Lexis 6554, decided on April 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found that a commercial general liability insurer has the duty to defend its insured against a cybersecurity claim. The Underlying Suit On April 18, […]

 

Varity Corp. v. Howe: Alive and Well Despite Amara!

 This article originally appeared in The Voice, Vol. 15, Issue 4 (January 27, 2016), a publication of DRI. It appears here with permission. It’s a common fact scenario that many of us frequently face these days: a plaintiff’s complaint makes two claims under ERISA, a claim for plan benefits under § 1132(a)(1)(B) and an equitable claim […]

 

Changes to Virginia UM/UIM Law

Virginia has made changes to its underinsured motorist law that will take effect on July 1, 2015. The changes come with the addition of Va. Code § 8.01-66.1:1, and with amendments to Va. Code § 38.2-2206. The major impact of these changes is that they shift the burden of defending a suit to the underinsured motorist […]

 

Delano Win Gets National Attention

The Voice, the house organ of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the national organization for members of the defense Bar, put out a nice writeup of Chip Delano’s ERISA case of Mullins v. AT&T Corp.. You can download the whole article right here. We’re pleased both for Chip’s results for our client and that he was […]

 

Here Is An Influential Woman

We’re very proud that our own Jayne A. Pemberton was named an Influential Woman of Virginia by Lawyers Media on Thursday, May 19. She’s in a class of many remarkable women this year, the third of this recognition coordinated by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Jayne was recognized for, among other things, her work in the Metropolitan […]

 

Risk Management 2010 Year in Review

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OUR WEB SITE DESCRIBES LEGAL MATTERS HANDLED IN THE PAST BY OUR ATTORNEYS. OF COURSE, THE RESULTS WE HAVE ACHIEVED DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH MATTER. BECAUSE EACH MATTER IS DIFFERENT, OUR PAST RESULTS CANNOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE A SIMILAR RESULT IN THE FUTURE. As we move […]

 

Watching the Insurance Laws of Virginia

Chip Delano, one of the shareholders of our firm and a senior member of the Risk Management team, keeps a keen eye on the insurance laws of Virginia. Annually, he updates his publication “Overview of Insurance Law in Virginia”, an expert summary of the prevailing Virginia Code and regulatory requirements, along with some important and […]