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Monthly Archives: January 2009

#13 – $2.22 million (access required)

Barnes v. Mitchell Type of Case: Above-knee amputation, pelvic fracture in traffic crash involving police car Attorneys: John C. Shea, Andrea J. Geiger, Louis D. Snesil, Richmond Summary: The 18-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a tow truck that crashed ...

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#12 – $2.4 million (access required)

Allen v. City of Petersburg Type of Case: Wrongful death, traffic crash involving police car Attorneys: Paul D. Hux, Petersburg; P. Christopher Guedri, Douglas A. Barry, Richmond Summary: A couple in their 70s were killed when a police cruiser driving ...

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Fraternity says it got the bum’s rush at GMU

The brothers of Sigma Chi told a 4th Circuit panel yesterday their fraternity was kicked off campus without due process. The fraternity’s lawyer, Christopher Aldo Porco, described the university’s disciplinary proceeding as “reminiscent of the kangaroo court that expelled the ...

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Wills & Trusts – Heirs – Adopted Child – Choice Of Law

A decedent’s biological daughter, adopted in Pennsylvania at age two by her stepfather, can inherit from decedent, who died intestate, a share of his personal property and of real property he owned in Virginia at the time of his death, ...

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College student voting bill clears committee

A bill to clarify confusion about where Virginia college students should register to vote won approval from a House subcommittee yesterday. As The News & Advance reports, the bill doesn’t mention college students specifically, but seeks to clarify some of ...

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UR law students win mock trial competition

A University of Richmond law school team took top prize at the National Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition in Chicago last weekend, the school reports.  Sixty-nine teams competed. Team members Jeannine Panzera, Scott Jones, Kristen Wright and Hank Gates ...

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Contract – Arbitration – Waiver After Litigation

The 4th Circuit says a defendant modular home contractor waived its right to compel arbitration of a buyer’s warranty claims because the contractor waited until the eve of trial, after two years of pretrial motions and a jury verdict against ...

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#9 (tie) – $2.5 million (access required)

Confidential Type of Case: Wrongful death, traffic crash Attorneys: Kevin L. Locklin, Manassas Summary: Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by another car on Route 7 in Fairfax County. He was ejected when his vehicle rolled over and died from blunt force ...

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