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Barely there

Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Roush and Abingdon lawyer Mary Lynn Tate provided a “Tort Law Update” on recent cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association convention on April 2. In particular, they commended the ...

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Judge cuts $25-million verdict down to $2 million

Portsmouth Circuit Judge James Hawks called the verdict for a merchant seaman “appallingly excessive.” The verdict – for $20 million compensatory damages and $5 million in punitives – was among the largest ever reported in Virginia, but the defendant shipping ...

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