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Condo owners pursue structural defect, warranty claims – $3,248,105 Verdict (access required)

Sandbridge Dunes is a 74-unit, four-story condominium building on the oceanfront in Sandbridge. Following three years of fruitless attempts to have the project developer fix leaks and faulty construction in the common areas, the owner’s association retained experts and counsel ...

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Highway inspector struck by motorist on I-295 – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 41-year-old divorced man who worked as a highway construction inspector. Near midnight on July 1, 2010, the plaintiff positioned his work truck, a leased vehicle, in the safety zone of a VDOT work site on Interstate 295 ...

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Plaintiffs win on claim that video content was pirated – $1,526,644 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged direct copyright infringement by defendants Young Min Ro and Daewoo Video Inc. (and vicarious copyright infringement against Ro) for duplicating and distributing the plaintiffs’ copyrighted video content after the defendants had terminated their licenses. The infringement included ...

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Legal aid layoffs expected

In the wake of federal budget cuts, legal aid officials in Virginia say they face layoffs of up to 20 lawyers and 10 support staff without additional public or private relief. The expected cuts for legal aid agencies that now ...

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Missed field goal

Headline writers have a thankless job. Having to grab the gist of a story in a few minutes, writing an accurate description that fits the space and – with luck – coming up with something that puts a smile on ...

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How to make your association memberships pay off (access required)

When it comes to association memberships for lawyers, the first thing you must do is join the right organizations, those where your clients, referral sources and prospective clients hang out, and be active in them. It’s that simple, right? There ...

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Henrico’s Judge Hammond receives MRWBA award

Henrico Circuit Judge Catherine Currin Hammond has received the 2011 Women of Achievement Award from the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. The award is presented annually to a woman who has contributed pro bono services and volunteered to improve the ...

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Trespassing…on a public street

On Oct. 31, Ian Graham got dressed for work. Although he is a photographer and more likely to wear jeans on the job, he put on a coat and tie. Later that evening he was wearing handcuffs. Graham works for ...

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Judge who denied plea deal targeted for murder, authorities say

A robbery suspect allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill a Virginia Beach judge who rejected a proposed plea bargain. David Hugh Hance, already in jail on an attempted bank robbery charge, has been accused of soliciting for ...

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