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Corrections officer fired after positive test for marijuana – $120,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a former captain at the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake, was randomly selected for urinalysis testing in December 2008, his 15th drug test since joining the agency in 1994. Several days later, the human resources department was advised ...

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Tractor-trailer runs light, hits SUV at intersection – $5,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 4, 2009, the plaintiff, a 69-year-old male, was injured in a collision in Rockingham County. He was driving a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle through an intersection when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to stop at a red light. ...

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Tearful ex-lawyer gets seven months in prison

A former Maryland lawyer implicated in a Washington-area insurance fraud investigation was sentenced Friday to seven months in prison for submitting faked medical records to bolster his own personal injury claim. A. Ryan Lahuti also was ordered to reimburse GEICO ...

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‘Spanky’ gets two-and-a-half years behind bars

Former restaurateur and eccentric Roanoke businessman Roland “Spanky” Macher got a stern lecture as a federal judge imposed a 30-month sentence for fraud. Macher was charged with failing to pay taxes, making false statements in bankruptcy court and illegally obtaining ...

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