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Governor names Davis, Pickett to head military commission

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that Tom Davis and Owen Pickett, both lawyers former members of Congress, will be co-chairmen of his Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. McDonnell said he decided to establish commission in response to a ...

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Jury in Fairfax awards $2.04M to fitness enthusiast hurt in wreck (access required)

By Alan Cooper A Fairfax County jury has awarded $2,044,500 to a 30-year-old man who suffered two broken vertebrae when a Mercedes sport utility vehicle hit the man’s smaller SUV at an intersection. Before the collision in April 2007, the ...

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Piracy charges thrown overboard

A Norfolk federal judge has dismissed piracy charges against a band of Somalis accused of trying to board and rob a U.S. Navy ship. The defense attack on the piracy counts called for interpretation of a U.S. statute that had ...

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$19.3 million IP verdict affirmed

U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer affirmed yesterday a $19.3 million intellectual property verdict for the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system. The lawsuit pitted CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Limited, and Humanscale Corp., the ...

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$19.3 million IP verdict affirmed

U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer affirmed yesterday a $19.3 million intellectual property verdict for the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system. The lawsuit pitted CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Limited, and Humanscale Corp., the ...

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Insurance – Policy Coverage – Employer Vehicles (access required)

In personal injury litigation arising from an accident in which each party was driving an employer’s vehicle, a Richmond Circuit Court sorts out the insurance policy coverage for the injured plaintiff and holds that “stacking” is not permitted. Plaintiff Roberta ...

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Civil Procedure – Evidence – Massie Rule (access required)

A defendant cannot invoke the Massie v. Firmstone rule to challenge plaintiff’s representations in a related criminal prosecution in federal court, but the Richmond Circuit Court says the parties should consider application of the doctrines of collateral estoppel and res ...

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Medical Malpractice – Post-Operative Care – Burns On Legs – Negligent Supervision (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court says there is no cause of action for negligent supervision in Virginia and dismisses a claim against a supervisor of other nurses in this med-mal action alleging negligent post-operative care resulting in injuries from burns or ...

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