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Judicial balancing act: Weighted case study calls for shifts (access required)

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A just completed study of Virginia trial judges’ workloads calls for 30 additional judgeships that could cost the state around $9 million a year. The study recommends a balancing among jurisdictions, with more judgeships in some areas and fewer in ...

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Auto dealer sold vehicle without disclosing salvage history – $27,200 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs are twin brothers who purchased their first car together from defendant’s car dealership in August 2011 for $5,600. Defendant had purchased the vehicle in April 2011 from an auto auction for $1,600. Two weeks later, the defendant obtained a ...

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Appeals court tosses $6M verdict against Taser

(AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed out a more than $6 million award to the family of a North Carolina teenager who died after being shocked with a Taser. In a 2-1 ruling Friday, the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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Traumatic brain injury claim strongly contested at trial – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

In July 2009, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light when the defendant rear-ended her pick-up truck, totaling both vehicles and pushing the plaintiff into the car in front of her. The plaintiff was dazed and refused medical treatment ...

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