Robert Delano

Robert Delano

Sands Anderson PC

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Early Termination of Annuities Not Permitted

Since investing can be a risky business with investments dropping in value from time to time, investors seeking steady income with minimal risk are sometimes attracted to an annuity’s guaranteed-income feature. A recent case...more

5/18/2015 - Annuities Investors

And the Defense Wins

In Banner Life Insurance Co. v. Jacqueline L. Noel, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 1539 (4th Cir. 2013), aff’g 861 F. Supp. 2d 701 (E.D. Va. 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s...more

4/14/2015 - Appeals Declaratory Judgments Insurance Litigation Material Misstatements Premiums Refunds

SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by...more

10/21/2014 - Discovery Hospitals Nonsuits Trial Court Orders Wrongful Death

Virginia’s Privity of Contract Defense Continues to Protect Defendants in Economic Loss Cases

I am often told by clients that they are protected from a lawsuit because they have a corporation. The advice I usually give them is that while the corporate shield is strong it does not protect them if they are negligent...more

6/18/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Negligence Personal Liability Privity of Contract

Harman v. Honeywell International

The Supreme Court of Virginia’s recent opinion in Harman v. Honeywell International, Inc., Case No. 130627 (June 5, 2014) contains a wealth of analysis on a number of evidentiary rules that every trial lawyer will likely...more

6/18/2014 - Evidence Honeywell International Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Top 5 Things-to-Know About Notifying Claimants of Settlement Payments

As many insurers are already aware, Virginia law now requires insurers to notify claimants and judgment creditors of all full and partial settlements over $5,000. The law applies to all lines of insurance except those...more

8/15/2013 - Insurers Notice Requirements Settlement

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