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Hardick v. John Crane Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Product liability Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorneys: Robert R. Hatten, Newport News Summary: The widow of Robert E. Hardick alleged he contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos when he fabricated and removed asbestos gaskets as a ...

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Randy D. Webb v. Garcia Family Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Premises liability Court: Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: H. Aubrey Ford and Irvin V. Cantor, Richmond Summary: A 4-pound ornamental bell fell two feet from a metal stand and struck plaintiff, a patron at a Mexican restaurant, on ...

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Luck v. Boyd Corporation (access required)

Type of Case: Trespass, nuisance Court: Chesterfield County Circuit Court Attorneys: Scott Oostdyk and Lisa Sharp, Richmond Summary: A Chesterfield County couple contended Boyd Corporation had caused excessive water, nutrients and sediments to flow onto their property during construction of ...

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Seaman Doe v. Maersk Line Ltd. (access required)

Type of Case: Failure to provide maintenance and cure due a seaman under maritime law Court: Portsmouth Circuit Court Attorneys: James L. Chapman IV and Steve Stancliff, Norfolk Summary: A steward on a tanker under contract with the Military Sealift ...

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Charles E. Titus v. Joseph A. Backer MD (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Arlington County Circuit Court Attorneys: Thomas G. Smith and Michael J. Shevlin, Fairfax Summary: The 70-year-old plaintiff had a history of melanoma and his dermatologist ordered periodic CT scans of the chest to detect ...

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In Re: Outsidewall Tire Litigation (access required)

Type of Case: Copyright and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria Attorneys: August J. Matteis Jr., Washington Summary: Jordan Fishman and his companies – Tire Engineering & Distribution LLC and Alpha Tire Systems – alleged ...

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Norton v. Greenberg (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorneys: Edward L. Weiner, Lawson Spivey Summary: A fitness enthusiast suffered a neck injury when his sport utility vehicle was hit at an intersection by a larger SUV that had ...

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