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Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • Virginia State Bar Names Attorney Leonard C. Heath, Jr. as President-Elect

    In June 2017, Leonard C. Heath, Jr. of Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C. in Newport News will become the President-elect of the Virginia State Bar (VSB). This will be the first time an attorney from the Virginia Peninsula has held this position in more than 50 years. The last VSB President from this region was Fred W. Bateman, who served from 1964 to 1965 and later became a Judge of the Newport ...
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  • Joseph F. Verser Named Again as a "Rising Star" for Super Lawyers for Personal Injury in the Commonwealth of Virginia

    Joe Verser was selected as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers in 2017 in the field of Personal Injury. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-faced selection process involving peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. ...
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  • Uninsured Motorist Carriers Do Not Have a Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith Prior to Trial

    Under the terms of my uninsured motorist coverage, does my own automobile insurance company have a duty to negotiate in good faith with me to settle my personal injury claim prior to trial? Surprisingly, the answer is no. In fact, in a recent case the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that Uninsured Motorist (UM) carriers do not even have a duty to negotiate, adjust, or settle a demand for payment ...
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  • Leonard C. Heath, Jr. named Super Lawyer Again

    Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C. is proud to announce Leonard C. Heath, Jr. is named again as a Super Lawyer in the field of business litigation in the commonwealth of Virginia. Len Heath was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2017 in the field of Business Litigation. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-faced selection process involving peer nominations, evaluations, and ...
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