Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Statements (May 26, 2016)

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On May 24, 2016, Circuit Court for City of Newport News entered Opinion and Order in the wrongful death case of Hicks v. Pruden, No. CL15-10365. It found that an Automobile Loss Notice of the allegedly offending motorist and the related interview notes of his claims adjuster were discoverable as provided “in the normal course of business and not in anticipation of litigation”; and that the defendant’s employment personnel file re “information regarding hiring, employment, any disciplinary actions, any statements on file, any promotions/demotions and/or transfers” likewise was reasonable, relevant and discoverable under Va. S. Ct. R. 4:1, not privileged or otherwise protected in the vehicle accident litigation.