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(WTKR)   State DOT: Yes, some tiles came loose in our tunnel, and some debris remains 'unaccounted for' but we're still going to deny your claim from damage to your truck - even though you're the guy who alerted us to the problem when something hit it   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Virginia Department of Transportation, Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, radiation damages, debris, tunnels, tiles, trucks  
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2014-05-10 01:37:21 PM  
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Whats with the MTV cuts and edits in the news?
2014-05-10 01:21:05 PM  
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This is pretty standard when filing a claim against any government agency. No matter how legitimate and provable the claim, they will deny it. Once the claim has been denied you sue.

That's just how it works. The city/state has lawyers on staff who are salaried, so there's no real extra cost to them, and they know a good portion of the people complaining won't go through the effort of going to court. Plus it saves them from having to spend money investigating the high number of complaints that turn out to be frivolous.
2014-05-10 01:17:26 PM  
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Did anybody really think a state entity would admit fault before a potential lawsuit was covertly settled out of court?
2014-05-10 01:14:08 PM  
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NutWrench: According to White's denial letter, the state "is only liable for damages that are attributed to negligence by the department or an employee."

So who is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the tunnel, again?

A contractor.

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