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Customer injures ankle in parking lot fall – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff slipped on ice in a parking lot after dropping his car off for repairs. While he was lying on the ground, the manager for West Broad Honda told the plaintiff she had de-iced the entire parking area but ...

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Embolism found in leg after calf strain diagnosis – Defense Verdict (access required)

At approximately 2:35 a.m., the plaintiff went to the emergency department at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He reported that had felt something pull in his right calf while climbing a bank at 11 a.m. the previous day. The defendant physician took ...

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Employeee murders two co-workers in Harrisonburg office – $3,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Bonnie Sue H. Crump, Gary Allen Gibson and Brewer E. Hoover, Jr. were employed at the American HomePatient office in Harrisonburg. In early 2006, Hoover became romantically infatuated with Crump, who was married. After Crump rejected his advances, Hoover began ...

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?Largest verdicts' of '07 survey is coming (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly will be publishing the 2007 compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts” next month. To insure that the survey is as complete as possible, we’re asking you to send in any previously unreported verdicts by Jan. 4. We’re seeking ...

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Virginia law barring inmate use of FOIA is challenged (access required)

(AP) A law barring inmates from using the state Freedom of Information Act likely is rooted in stereotypes and prejudice, a lawyer for one of Virginia’s most prominent prisoners told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Dec. 6. Steven ...

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New rules for patent apps could lead to difficult choices (access required)

Sweeping procedural changes in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office went into effect Nov. 1. The Patent Office’s new policies will ease the burdens placed on PTO patent examiners, allowing for greater productivity. However, patent applicants (and their patent ...

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Metro reverses decision to cut off-time rail cars (access required)

WASHINGTON—Metro has reversed its recent unpopular decision to cut rail cars on off hours and weekends. The agency restored six-car trains instead of four-car ones yesterday after much protest from its customers. The service cuts that started last weekend meant ...

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