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Monthly Archives: January 2009

#4 – $4.39 million (access required)

Koonce v. John Crane Inc. Type of Case: Asbestos, mesothelioma Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorneys: Robert R. Hatten, J. Conrad Metcalf, Hugh B. McCormick III, William W.C. Harty, Erin E. Heironoimus, Newport News Summary: Plaintiff was diagnosed with mesothelioma, ...

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#3 – $4.75 million (access required)

Meng v. The Drees Company Type of Case: Toxic mold injuries from negligently constructed home Court: Loudoun County Circuit Court Attorneys: David Hilton Wise, James P. Lukes, Fairfax Summary: A couple contended that mold in their new $900,000 home sickened ...

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#2 – $10.2 million (access required)

Zoll v. Werner Enterprises Inc. Type of Case: Traumatic brain injury Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Attorneys: Stephen M. Smith, Hampton; Edward E. Scher, Richmond; Carlton F. Bennett, Virginia Beach Summary: A woman who had been disabled by a brain injury ...

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#1 – 15.2 Million (access required)

Worldwide Network Services LLC v. DynCorp Int’l LLC Type of Case: Racial discrimination Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: Michele A. Roberts, Anthony T. Pierce, Debra A. Drake, Washington Summary: An all-white jury found that DynCorp International LLC was motivated ...

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Contract – Construction – Arbitration – Nonsignatory

Homeowners who signed a contract with a now-defunct corporation must arbitrate their claims against the defendant husband-and-wife owners of the corporation, even though defendant owners did not sign the contract, a Fairfax Circuit Court says in a case of apparent ...

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Massive immigration fraud alleged in Hampton Roads

The feds say a criminal organization took in $11 million for supplying illegal workers to hotels and other businesses. The Virginian-Pilot reports that 22 suspects were were arrested and brought into U.S. District Court yesterday. According to the indictment, the ...

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General Assembly kicks off today

Legislators expect to focus on the budget and, according to a Media General report, the lawmakers are finding plenty to criticize in Gov. Kaine’s spending proposals.

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ACLU opposes panhandling restrictions

The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists.  According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...

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Caucus vows to avoid partisanship in judge selection

Four state senators hope to enlist other legislators in an effort to avoid partisan bickering over judicial appointments and redistricting, reports The Winchester Star.  The Commonwealth Caucus is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans who agreed to support ...

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