• Virginia Supreme Court Says Jury Should Determine Whether Notice of Claim Was Timely Under Contract For Homeowner’s Liability Insurance
  • July 11, 2011
  • Law Firm: Hunton Williams LLP - Richmond Office
  • On June 9, 2011, the Virginia Supreme Court in Dabney v. Augusta Mutual Ins. Co., 2011 Va. LEXIS 127 (June 9, 2011), reversed judgment in favor of an insurer, holding that whether an insured provided timely notice of claim was a question of fact for the jury. The court also reiterated the fundamental rule that a court may not enter judgment based on facts unless they are contained in the parties’ pleadings.