Virginia: Wrongful Death – a Lawyer’s Rehearing

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On June 12, 2014, Appellee Honeywell filed Notice of Intent to Petition for Rehearing in the dual-death plane crash case of Harman v. Honeywell Int’l, Inc., No. 130627. Before deciding the appeal in favor of the Estate Representatives on June 5, 2014, the Virginia Supreme Court found Honeywell’s Brief did not comply with its Rules and denied Honeywell oral argument.

Previously on June 11, 2014, Virginia Lawyers Weekly Online headlined, “Court clarifies rules on ‘learned treatises’: New trial in ’08 plane crash deaths allowed’. It recognized Mr. Waterman as author of the Amicus Curiae Brief and Amicus Curiae Reply Brief for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in Harman, and quoted him re the trial court’s erroneous admission of the plane manufacturer’s accident investigation report as supposed “authoritative literature”.