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Yearly Archives: 2008

#7 – $4,258,237 (access required)

Banc of America Leasing & Capital LLC v. ePlus Group Inc. Type of Case: Breach of contract Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorneys: Melissa M. Glassman, John D. Wilburn and Kevin F.X. De Turris Summary: Banc of America Leasing & ...

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#6 – $4.4 million, including $1.4 million in pre-judgment interest (access required)

Estate of John Wayne Marker v. Evans Type of Case: Wrongful death, Medical malpractice Court: Prince Edward County Circuit Court Attorney: James B. Feinman, Lynchburg Summary: A 38-year-old construction worker went to the emergency room of Southside Community Hospital in ...

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#5 – $9.25 million (access required)

Oney, Executor v. John Crane Inc. Type of Case: Wrongful death, mesothelioma Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorney: Robert R. Hatten, Newport News Summary: A former Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock machinist died in 2006 from mesothelioma. He was ...

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#4 – $12,264,302, including pre-judgment interest (access required)

Ritzmann v. Miller Oil Company Inc. Type of Case: Personal injury, mild traumatic brain injury Court: Hampton Circuit Court Attorneys: Stephen M. Smith, Hampton; Edward E. Scher, Richmond Summary: Annette Ritzmann slipped on a wet spot on the sidewalk outside ...

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#3 – $16 million (access required)

Johnson v. Supervalu Type of Case: Constructive fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress Court: Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: Verbena Askew, Hampton, assisted by Christopher Anderson, Robert Walker, Leonard Lambert and Gina Burgin, all of Richmond Summary: Jonathan F. Johnson, considered ...

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#2 – $23,037,945 (access required)

LifeNet Inc. v. Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Inc. Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorneys: Kell M. Damsgaard, Anthony Roth and Robert Busby, Philadelphia Summary: The jury found that Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation violated three patents held by ...

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#1 – $58 million (access required)

Verizon Services Corp v. Vonage Holdings Corp. Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: Brian C. Riopelle, Richmond; Dan Webb and Peter McCabe III, Chicago Summary: The jury found that Vonage infringed on three patents related ...

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Animals may fare well in ’08 Assembly

Animal rights activists have tried for years to get Virginia’s laws on animal fighting changed to protect the four-legged of the world, with little to show for it. After the embarassment of the Michael Vick dogfighting case here in the ...

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Officer Scalia?

Our DC-based colleague over at Lawyers USA, Kim Atkins, was down at the U.S. Supreme Court today, listening to argument in a case from Portsmouth, Virginia v. Moore. It’s a search case that has already been through the Supreme Court ...

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