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Civil Procedure – Jury Trial – Waiver – Ad Damnum – Longshoreman Claim (access required)

Although an injured longshoreman waived his right to a jury trial on the issue of liability when he initially sued for $75,000 in Portsmouth Circuit Court, he was entitled to a jury when his case against the ship owner was remanded to state court, and the Supreme Court of Virginia upholds the $5 million jury ...