05 Jan Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s GEICO
On January 3, 2019, Newport News Circuit Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel against Defendant GEICO insured in a vehicle accident case, ruling that Plaintiff did not have to wait to depose Defendant until the same day Defendant planned to depose Plaintiff in April, and that Defendant had to be deposed by Plaintiff in January to the extent available. The MVA case is Aarsbergen v. Oliver, Case No. CL1801084P-11. The Court rejected GEICO in-house counsel arguments inter alia that it was unfair for Plaintiff to obtain Defendant’s testimony in advance of Plaintiff having to testify, that it was inconvenient for Defendant to attend both parties’ depositions on different days, and that it was inefficient for counsel to conduct depositions on different days.