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Truck fails to yield, causes impairment to arm, leg – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was operating a commercial truck along a two-lane highway. A dump truck driver waiting to enter the highway saw plaintiff approaching and, thinking that he had sufficient time, turned onto the highway and into plaintiff’s lane of travel ...

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Investors allege speculation in trading in U.S. Treasuries – $1,875,000+ verdict (access required)

Claimants alleged and presented evidence that respondent, a registered securities representative from Denver, Colo., used unregistered agents to solicit and bring in customers for his margined U.S. Treasury trading program. These agents represented to the five claimants that they could ...

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Instructor’s role key in aviation case (access required)

A Shenandoah County jury last month returned a $250,000 verdict for a student pilot injured in a plane crash – even though the plaintiff was a licensed pilot flying his own plane at the time of the crash. In one ...

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‘Hostile’ anti-Muslim claim can go to jury (access required)

A rental company must defend at trial a Muslim employee’s Title VII claim of a hostile environment from coworkers calling him a terrorist, a towel head and a Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. In EEOC v. Sunbelt ...

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Douglass is new law dean at University of Richmond (access required)

John G. Douglass, acting dean at the University of Richmond law school since July 1, has been named dean of the school. Douglass took the interim position after former dean Rodney A. Smolla left for the Washington and Lee University ...

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Magistrate system is upgraded, pay is not (access required)

The General Assembly approved this year the structure for a system that should result in better trained and managed magistrates. That structure represents a substantial financial commitment, especially in a year with a budget shortfall. It will require $3.6 million ...

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Thanks for not suing, Feinberg tells VTLA (access required)

Kenneth Feinberg wants to congratulate personal injury lawyers for not filing suit. Feinberg served as special master for distribution of the federally funded 9/11 Fund for victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. He came to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association ...

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Youth advocate urges reforms (access required)

Andy Block of Charlottesville thinks that too many children accused of crime are getting caught up in the adult justice system. Block – a much-honored child advocate – offered “modest proposals” for reforms at the recent meeting of the Virginia ...

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