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Author Archives: Andrea Metzler Edwards

High School Students Argue Before High Court (access required)

You sit at the table, waiting for your turn. Your case is called and you approach the podium. You put your papers down, adjust your water glass. You look up, ready to face the seven justices of the highest court ...

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'Generic? Lw Firm Names…and the Reasons Behind Them (access required)

As a pseudo-poet once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Take a look at some of the names that law firms are now sporting, and the same nugget of insight applies. ...

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Richmond Firm Expands to Abingdon and Tennessee (access required)

A few years back, the Richmond law firm now known as Durrette, Irvin & Bradshaw, P.L.C., expanded northward to Fredericksburg. The firm was one of several Richmond firms that established offices in that city on the edge of Northern Virginia. ...

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Wastewater Plant Dispute Nets Record In Montgomery (access required)

A Blacksburg sanitation authority has been awarded nearly $2 million by a Montgomery County jury after suing the defendant engineering company for breach of contract and negligence. The award is believed to be the largest in the Southwest Virginia county’s ...

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Jury Awards $25M In NN Med-Mal Case (access required)

A Newport News man whose maxillary sinus cancer went undetected by his doctors for over two years has been awarded $25 million by a Newport News Circuit jury. The verdict would be a statewide record in a personal-injury case if ...

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Updating 1999's Five Biggest Trial Report Stories (access required)

Ever wonder what happens to a case after it is reported in these pages? The following five cases were featured in “Trial Report Plus” articles during 1999, and earned the highest awards or settlements out of those profiled by Virginia ...

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Claim For 'Solace' Is Settled For $250K (access required)

The family of a bicyclist who died from injuries sustained in an accident involving a tractor trailer has settled their claim, based on loss of solace, for $250,000. The decedent, a 20-year-old E-4 in the Navy, was unmarried with no ...

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Russian Paper Hit For Libel Award Of $33.5M (access required)

An Arlington jury has awarded a former citizen of the Russian Federation $33.5 million in damages in a libel suit filed against a leading Russian newspaper. The verdict — which includes $3,500,000 in compensatory damages and $30 million in punitive ...

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Trip-and-Fall Lawsuit Ends in Defense Win (access required)

A K-Mart store in Abingdon has successfully defended a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she was injured after she tripped on a rug and fell while she was leaving the store. The case was originally featured in the ...

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Plaintiff Uses Theory of 'Aiding, Abetting Tort' (access required)

A Virginia Beach man who suffered a severe crush injury and fractures to his right leg after he was hit by a car that went out of control has settled his case for $50,000. That figure repesents the policy limits ...

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