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Crash causes brain injury to retired minister – $3,317,744 Verdict (access required)

On March 17, 2003, Glen Fletcher, a 68-year-old retired Methodist minister, was driving southbound on Sudley Road in his hometown of Manassas. In the opposite northbound lanes of Sudley Road, a disabled Pizza Hut delivery vehicle was blocking the left-turn ...

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?Swarmer' termites found after inspection by company – $76,254 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs were homeowner landlords who had entered into a “contract for pest control” with defendant when they bought the subject house. After about 10 years into the contract, their renters discovered “swarmer” termites, which led to the discovery of a ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright – Contract – Film Ownership (access required)

In this dispute over the creation and production of a documentary film “Your Mommy Kills Animals,” the district judge upholds the jury verdict finding a plaintiff who worked on the film was a “joint author” under an approach used by ...

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Real Estate – Escrow Agreement – Revised Loan Documents (access required)

Where the terms of an escrow agreement between plaintiff Western Capital Partners LLC and defendant Atlantic Coast Home Builders Inc. made clear that Atlantic’s right to funds in the escrow account was contingent upon the borrowers on this Chesapeake project ...

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Admiralty – Law Of Salvage – Titanic Wreck Site (access required)

A Norfolk federal district court orders the salvor-in-possession of the RMS Titanic to file a motion for a salvage award for the designated time period, or waive its claims. In proclaiming R.M.S. Titanic Inc. the salvor-in possession of the submerged ...

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Products Liability – Delivery Driver – Cardboard Box – Handholds (access required)

A delivery driver who attempted to move a cardboard box containing a whirlpool bath from his delivery truck back to the lift gate of his truck, but who suffered permanent brain damage when the box ripped and the driver lost ...

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Insurance – Dec Action – Homeowners Policy – Jurisdiction (access required)

Although an altercation at a social gathering prompted a state court lawsuit in which the alleged victim sued his alleged assailant, who assaulted the victim when he attempted to enter the gathering, that pending state court action does not preclude ...

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