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Presenting ‘Largest Verdicts of 2011’

The biggest jury verdict ever returned in Virginia leads the survey of the “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2011,” presented in this issue. Web Editor Sarah Rodriguez has compiled the results, which can be found here. Some of the findings from ...

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Case of woman’s injury after broadside is mediated – $3,670,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped on a bridge at 2:00 a.m. after spinning out on ice. A speeding tractor-trailer broadsided her. Plaintiff suffered mild traumatic brain injury. She had a pre-existing arteriovenus malformation which defendants alleged was her true problem. Defendants alleged ...

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Whatever happened to Bill Janis?

Last August, former Virginia House Majority Leader Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, gave up his seat to run as an independent for Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney. His campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, leaving some to speculate what his next move might be. ...

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Workers’ comp bar reversed for widow’s suit (access required)

The widow of a construction worker who died after a work-related accident gets another chance to sue for negligence after the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed a trial court decision applying the workers’ comp bar. Cecilia Rodriguez filed a wrongful ...

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Bill would allow special court dockets

Any Virginia court could create a special docket to address the “specialized needs of similarly situated defendants” under legislation proposed by Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond. House Bill 123 appears to be a reaction to a recent memo from Chief Justice ...

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