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Carroll family wins $565K for pesticide poisoning (access required)

A Roanoke federal jury has awarded $565,000 to a Carroll County family for damages incurred when an exterminator applied too much pesticide to their home. One expert testified at trial that the amount of pesticide applied to the home was ...

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Asthmatic uses ADA to sue for smoke-free workplace (access required)

A purchasing agent for a power company who claims that secondhand smoke in his workplace is a major contributor to his bronchial asthma has filed suit in federal court against his employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plaintiff ...

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Bike accident settled for $1.65M (access required)

A man paralyzed in a bicycle accident has obtained a $1,650,000 settlement from the bike manufacturer and the store that advertised the bike as an all terrain bike. The case is Abel v. Montgomery Ward and Asahi Enterprises Corp. (see ...

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"50 Largest" lay plans for a successful 1993 (access required)

After several years of a recession-plagued economy and news of law firms laying off lawyers, Virginia’s largest law firms are looking forward to a prosperous 1993. According to the most recent “Virginia’s 50 Largest Law Firms” survey, which Virginia Lawyers ...

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Med-mal: $2M verdict, $890K settlement won (access required)

A jury has returned a $2 million verdict against a hospital and a man with ankle injuries has obtained a $890,000 settlement in two medical malpractice cases reported in Trial Reports sent to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Nevitt v. Fairfax Hospital ...

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Fairfax jury returns $434K verdict for faulty plywood (access required)

A Northern Virginia builder has recovered $434,000 in a suit against a wood treating company that supplied it with defective plywood. The case, Winchester Homes Inc. v. Hoover Universal Inc., was tried before a Fairfax Circuit Court jury with Judge ...

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Overturned trailer nets $2.1 million (access required)

A driver injured when his truck and attached boat trailer overturned has received a $2,112,500 settlement from the manufacturer of the boat trailer. The case, filed in Norfolk Circuit Court, was Morgan v. Calkins Manufacturing Co. (see Trial Reports, Jan. ...

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