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Asperger’s syndrome, liens are factors in traffic case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant’s trash truck pulled from a stop sign into the path of plaintiff’s vehicle and caused a T-bone crash. Plaintiff suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, and the defense contended that he failed to pay full time and attention at the time ...

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25-foot-wide load in 22-foot roadway causes collision in Newport News – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a young unlicensed male driver was struck by a “wide load truck” transporting equipment from a shipyard. The existing roadway was under construction for widening. Two lanes were available in each direction, and each lane was 11 feet wide. ...

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Environmental contamination alleged from manufacturing of machine parts – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs, 272 residents of the small community of Tallevast, Fla., mediated and ultimately settled their groundwater contamination cases against Lockheed Martin Corporation. Tallevast is located between the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla., in southern Manatee County, and is a ...

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Patient dies after failure to detect abdominal bleeding – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 24, 2009, the 58-year-old decedent entered the hospital and underwent rotator cuff surgery. The following day, at about 4:30 a.m., decedent developed severe abdominal pain, excessive perspiration and widely fluctuating blood pressures. The nurse on duty called the ...

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Ghostwriters in the courts

Ghostwriting lawyers, beware, warns another federal judge in an opinion released last month. Alexandria Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris became suspicious when he compared Wilfredo Sejas’ pro se complaint to a similar challenge to a foreclosure Sejas filed ...

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The VLW Quick 10: Craziest Job Interview Questions

Law firm recruiters looking to spice up their fall interviews may be inspired by this list of creative questions purportedly posed by some employers. This compilation by CBSMoneyWatch.com may seem a little wacky, but human-resources experts say questions like these ...

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The Judge Has No Robe

  As potential crimes go, what’s one step dumber than driving off in a police car? Stealing a judge’s robe. This past week, a Philadelphia municipal judge, Joseph C. Waters Jr., took a break from the bench to go to ...

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Toll road lawsuit hits exit ramp

Disgruntled Dulles Toll Road drivers had their legal challenge to ever-increasing tolls tossed out of court Thursday by a federal judge who said they didn’t have standing and didn’t have a case, in any event. Virginia drivers John Corr and ...

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