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Governor proposes pay increases for prosecutors, court staffers

The new two-year budget to be offered by Gov. Bob McDonnell Monday will include more money to increase pay for assistant commonwealth’s attorneys and circuit court deputy clerks. McDonnell’s budget would provide $4.2 million ($2.1 million each year) to support ...

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Electrical burn injuries to child net additional settlement – $10,570,001.64 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was 7 years old at the time that he suffered his injuries. He was playing in his family’s yard in Chesapeake in March 2010 when he came in contact with a communications cable that had been left on his ...

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Recount orders posted online

Election watchers now have ready access to the detailed orders of the special recount court established to oversee the review of ballots in the tight contest for Virginia attorney general. Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk John Frey has posted the ...

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Jury awards less than half of total medical damages – $8,000 Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 17, 2010, the plaintiff was driving her bicycle eastbound and the defendant was driving his vehicle westbound on W. Brookland Park Blvd. in Richmond. The defendant turned left on 3rd Avenue, but before he could complete the turn, ...

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No Sovereign Immunity for Driving Inmates (access required)

A defendant sergeant for the sheriff’s department who allegedly rear-ended plaintiff while driving two work inmates in a city vehicle to a job site does not have sovereign immunity from a personal injury action filed by plaintiff. Routine driving activities ...

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