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Military contractor recovers for non-payment of contract – $1,937,559 Verdict (access required)

Global Hub Logistics was an Afghanistan-based logistics contractor hired by Tamerlane Global Services Inc. to complete movements of military cargo out of Afghanistan during 2011. Tamerlane refused to pay Global Hub for completed movements of cargo after the relationship between ...

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Court, bar leaders hope study will leverage judgeship money (access required)

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Some lawyer legislators may be skeptical about details, but the new study of Virginia trial judges’ workloads is being hailed as solid evidence the state needs more budget money to put judges in courtrooms around the state. Reaction to the ...

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The VLW High Five: 5 ways your website dies

One of the most painful things to watch is the slow death of a law firm or company website. Here are just a few mistakes we see that, when rectified, can make a big impact on the effectiveness of a ...

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Successful mediation starts with preparation, client management (access required)

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No longer is mediation the new strategy on the block; however it continues to be discussed and, in some cases debunked by litigants and their counsel. One might ask, “What reasons underlie the negative reactions to mediation?” In my experience, ...

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Both parties claimed green light in tractor-trailer wreck – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 3, 2011, plaintiff was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Tappahannock. Plaintiff was traveling south on Route 17 on his way to work. The defendant, in the scope of his employment, was traveling north on Route ...

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Brain injury led to loss of employment, total disability – $1,450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff had stopped his 2006 Pontiac G-6 at a red traffic signal in Isle of Wight County. A 2006 International Van Truck driven by defendant, who was not paying attention, collided with the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle at a speed ...

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Federal and county government sued over black ice on highway – $712,500 Settlement (access required)

The collision giving rise to the case occurred early in the morning on a cold day in January. Plaintiffs’ decedent was driving eastbound on the Clara Barton Parkway in Maryland when a westbound SUV crossed the median. The vehicles collided ...

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Seamstress suffered wrist injuries in auto accident – $468,000 Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 15, 2008, plaintiff was traveling on Brock Road in Spotsylvania when the defendant ran a stop sign and struck the left front of her vehicle. Just after the first defendant struck her, another car slammed into her rear. ...

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Cancer patient injured in texting-while-driving crash – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

A young driver who was distracted by texting T-boned the plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries, including a broken ankle and broken ribs. The plaintiff underwent an open reduction with internal fixation of the ankle. Shortly after surgery, some of ...

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