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

Type of Case: Admiralty Court: Portsmouth Circuit Court Attorneys: James L. Chapman IV and Steve Stancliff, Norfolk A steward on a tanker under contract with the Military Sealift Command alleged he was beaten and sexually assaulted by South Korean policemen ...

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Lucy v. Givens (access required)

Type of Case: Medical malpractice Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorney: John M. Flora, Norfolk Plaintiff alleged that a primary care physician and a neurologist were negligent in failing to diagnose maxillary sinus cancer before the condition required radical surgery ...

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Minton v. ExxonMobil Corp. (access required)

Type of Case: Asbestos exposure, mesothelioma Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorneys: Robert R. Hatten, Hugh B. McCormick III and William W. Harty, Newport News A former ship repair supervisor contracted mesothelioma almost 30 years after he last worked for ...

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NTP Inc. v. Research in Motion (access required)

Type of Case: Patent infringement Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorney: Jack E. McClard, Richmond NTP Inc. alleged that Research in Motion willfully infringed on eight patents addressing wireless communications in email systems in RIM’s BlackBerry device. RIM agreed in ...

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Jones v. Moen Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: P. Christopher Guedri and Douglas A. Barry, Richmond A tractor-trailer driver suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost a leg when he rear-ended another rig that had parked in the ...

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Dungee v. Virginia Electric & Power Co. (access required)

Type of Case: Personal injury Court: Charles City County Circuit Court Attorneys: A. Donald McEachin and Donald J. Gee, Richmond; Jeffrey A. Breit, Norfolk A 12-year-old boy suffered third-degree burns to his face, chest and arms after chasing a tennis ...

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Humanscale v. CompX (access required)

Type of Case: Intellectual property Court: U.S. District Court, Richmond Attorneys: Frederic M. Meeker, Washington, DC; Dana D. McDaniel, Richmond The case pitted CompX International Inc. and its subsidiary, Waterloo Furniture Components Ltd., and Humanscale Corp., the two largest companies ...

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Johnson v. SuperValu Inc. (access required)

Type of Case: Constructive fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress Court: Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: Verbena Askew, Hampton, assisted by Christopher Anderson, Robert Walker, Leonard Lambert and Gina Burgin, Richmond Jonathan F. Johnson, considered the nation’s most successful minority grocer ...

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