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$8.47M scored for asbestos in Newport News

A Newport News circuit judge has entered judgment for $8.47 million in an asbestos case against defendant John Crane Inc. In February, a jury handed down a $9.18 million verdict to the family of John Bristow, a retired shipyard worker ...

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Medical school can dismiss student who mistreated staff (access required)

A medical school was not required to keep a student enrolled who repeatedly violated rules of professionalism, even though the student asked the school to accommodate his diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ...

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Thomas L. Bricken (access required)

Thomas L. Bricken, who practiced law in the Fredericksburg area for more than 30 years, died March 6. He was 63. Mr. Bricken had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for two years. He was the head of ...

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Francis N. Crenshaw (access required)

Francis N. Crenshaw, a retired senior partner of the Norfolk firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, died Jan. 26. He was 89. A native of Washington, D.C., he attended the University of Virginia, where he played on the football team. ...

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Construction dispute is scheduled for third trial (access required)

A long-running court battle over claims of race discrimination and breach of contract in a Danville public construction project is headed for a third trial in the wake of a hung jury last month. The case of Carnell Construction and ...

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Marcus Vick jailed for contempt in Newport News (access required)

NEWPORT NEWS–Former Virginia Tech and Miami Dolphins player Marcus Vick will spend at least 10 days in jail for ignoring court orders. Newport News Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathleen Carey said the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick reported to ...

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Man suffers permanent leg injuries in tractor-trailer accident – $4,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old husband and father of four who was a plant manager in Richmond at the time of the accident. He was severely injured on an Interstate highway when a tractor-trailer with a 34-foot dump body hit an ...

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