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Admissions Agent Cases Summarized

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of admissions by an agent or admissions agent and the related topic of personal injury.For more information about the topic of admissions see the page on Wikipedia.

Admissions Agent- Cases

1985 Ambiance Assocs. v. Kilby, 230 Va. 60, 334 S.E.2d 556.

Distinct, formal binding judicial admission of liability was made and it cannot be withdrawn.

1964 Turner v. Norfolk S. Ry., 205 Va. 691, 139 S.E.2d 68.

Admissions Agent:Statement by engineer after accident not admissible since engineer not party and statement beyond immediate sphere of agency.

1960 City of Richmond v. Ewing’s Sons, 201 Va. 862, 114 S.E.2d 608.

Express admission of liability during negotiations for compromise is admissible.

1960 Turner v. Burford Buick Corp., 201 Va. 693, 112 S.E.2d 911.

Admissions agent:Insurance adjuster for defendant’s insurance company stated that driver was agent of defendant. There was no showing that adjuster had authority to make any such statements.

1954 Kitchin v. Gary St. Corp., 196 Va. 259, 83 S.E.2d 348.

Admissions agent.Statements of claims adjuster imputed to party since he was agent of party.

1950 Rice v. Turner, 191 Va. 601, 62 S.E.2d 24.

Expressions of opinion of employee not admissible.

1942 Birtcherd’s Dairy v. Randall, 180 Va. 311, 23 S.E.2d 229.

Party is bound by his own testimony given at trial. This rule does not apply to witness offered by litigant. Litigant here was defendant corporation and witness was its driver.

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