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One costly bowl of chili

A Roanoke general district judge has given 30 days in jail to a guy accused of ordering, then not paying for, a bowl of chili at the Texas Tavern. The Texas Tavern is the only 24-hour restaurant in downtown Roanoke. ...

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House, Senate split on termination of parental rights

Faster termination of parental rights is seen as a way to get children out of foster care and adopted more quickly. The proposal in House Bill 750 and Senate Bill 394 is for terminations to be appealed directly from juvenile ...

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Judges face reappointment questions

Two judges who were appointed when Republicans controlled the General Assembly appear to face an uphill battle for second terms. Legislators insist, however, that performance, not politics, is the issue. Democrats took control of the Senate in the November election. ...

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#19 (tie) – $1.5 million (access required)

Ingraham v. Williams Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Chesterfield County Circuit Court Attorneys: John Newby, Jay Tronfeld and Elizabeth West, Richmond Summary: Troy Ingraham, a 27-year-old employee of a beer distributor, suffered severe injuries to his right leg in ...

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#19 (tie) – $1.5 million (access required)

Johnson-Rankin v. Whiting Type of Case: Personal injury, traumatic brain injury Court: Augusta County Circuit Court Attorney: Steven P. Hammond, Charlottesville Summary: Vickie Johnson-Rankin was a passenger in a pickup truck when a drunken driver crossed to her side of ...

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#18 – $1.6 million (access required)

Confidential Type of Case: Personal injury, mild traumatic brain injury Attorneys: Charles J. Zauzig III, Claire E. Keena and Melissa G. Ray, Woodbridge Summary: The 51-year-old plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when his SUV was rear-ended by a ...

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