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‘Deal’ on liability didn’t waive jury (access required)

Original complaint sought $74,000, plaintiff wins $5M

In upholding a $5 million jury verdict for a disabled shipyard worker, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reaffirmed a plaintiff’s right to a jury trial and signaled its close scrutiny of claims about the appellate record. It’s the second visit to the Supreme Court for the case of former longshoreman Sherman Whitaker, who suffered two ...