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Seaman's $1 million verdict cut in half (access required)

A Norfolk federal judge has halved a $1 million damage award to a 26-year-old seaman who suffered a 25 percent permanent disability to his left arm after falling 20 feet from a ladder on board ship. Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. seemed baffled by the hefty verdict, given the plaintiff's "relatively understated" testimony about his injuries ...

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