Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. v. Jewel Tea Co.
118 S.E.2D 646, 202 VA. 527, 1961.VA.40097
Virginia Supreme Court
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Ralph D. Hilton and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company instituted a suit in equity against Jewel Tea Company, Incorporated, to obtain contribution from Jewel as a joint tort-feasor after Nationwide had settled claims for personal injuries and property damage resulting from an automobile collision. Respondent demurred to the bill and also filed a motion to strike and dismiss it. By decree entered January 26, 1960, the demurrer and motion were sustained and the bill was dismissed with leave to amend. In the decree Nationwides motion to amend the bill by omitting Ralph D. Hilton as a party complainant, but in all other respects to remain the same, was granted, and Jewels demurrer to the amended bill and motion to strike were sustained and the amended bill was dismissed. Complainant assigned error to the entry of this decree and we granted an appeal.
- Category: Law
- Published: 06 March 1961
- Publisher: LawApp Publishers
- Print Length: 10 Pages
- Language: English