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Lawyer served wrong defendant three days before service date – $190,886 Verdict (access required)

This legal malpractice action arose out of an underlying personal injury action wherein the minor plaintiff (at the time of the motor vehicle collision) suffered facial lacerations and other injuries in a head-on motor vehicle collision. Defendant in the legal ...

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Mother alleges faulty water heater repair led to toddler’s scald injury – $310,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the defendant, a residential apartment building management company, performed a negligent repair of the gas hot water heater in her apartment. This resulted in water being discharged from her bathroom sink faucet in excess of 150 degrees ...

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Plaintiff can itemize damages for a jury, court says (access required)

The Supreme Court has resolved a lingering question about personal injury trial practice by approving a plaintiff’s listing of possible damage amounts during closing argument. Fairfax lawyer Edward L. Weiner said he has been getting “some really good verdicts” by ...

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Wins for both sides in med-mal cases (access required)

A man whose wife died after outpatient plastic surgery can keep his $1.95 million jury award in a Virginia Beach medical malpractice case tried in 2010. Thirty-three hours after the surgery on her breasts and abdomen, the 36-year-old mother of ...

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Supreme Court rejects AG’s bid for climate documents (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has thrown up a roadblock for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s effort to review university research documents in search of global warming fraud. The court ruled Friday that the University of Virginia is not a “person” ...

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Senate committee kills anti-Hernandez bill (access required)

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee has stopped an effort to overturn the controversial 2011 Hernandez decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia. House Bill 750, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, would have gutted the holding in Hernandez ...

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