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Author Archives: John D. Tuerck and Paul Fletcher

Record P.I. Verdict Is Reversed (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia earlier this month reversed a Portsmouth jury verdict that tied the statewide record for largest personal injury award – $60 million. In the case, a 40-year-old suffered a severe brain injury when his car was ...

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Trends 2003 (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has published this annual “Trends” feature for a number of years, highlighting issues and developments to watch in the coming year. This year’s installment has been one of the most difficult for the newspaper’s usually fearless prognosticators ...

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Hiring News Is Good At State's Small Firms, Too (access required)

The Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual survey of new associates’ pay is a useful snapshot of the legal hiring market, and it provides a valuable benchmark to lawyers in all size firms as to what the current market is bearing. But ...

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Hassell Is Elected New Chief Justice (access required)

Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia last Tuesday by his colleagues. He will assume the new post on Feb. 1, after the current chief, Harry L. Carrico, retires from the court ...

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Scenes From the VSB Annual Meeting (access required)

“The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful…..” Jimmy Buffett wasn’t in attendance at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach June 13-15. Actually, not that many lawyers were either. Those who did show up saw thunderstorms ...

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Firm Must Defend Cell Phone Lawsuit (access required)

LEESBURG — The father of a girl killed in a hit-and-run can go forward on his wrongful death claim against the law firm of the driver, an associate who allegedly was using a cellular phone on business at the time ...

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At 357-To-1, Punitives Were Not 'Excessive' (access required)

Even though a jury awarded only $490 to a Virginia Beach man claiming his ex-employer used his name in its phone-book ads without permission, the judge in the case has ruled he can keep the $175,000 punitive damages award from ...

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