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Richmond Jury Awards $2.49M To Quadriplegic (access required)

Botched back surgery that resulted in a 56-year-old-man’s paralysis prompted a Richmond jury to award the man $2.49 million in a second trial, according to the man’s attorney. The December verdict, the third-highest medical malpractice award of 2001, has been ...

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IP Verdicts Also Among State's Largest In 2001 (access required)

Marking what intellectual-property lawyers described as a “trend,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly‘s survey of the Largest Verdicts of 2001 shows that Virginia juries made three of the biggest awards — including the largest, a $116 million Norfolk verdict — in IP ...

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Cyberterrorists Attack Web Cam In Wise County (access required)

High-tech terrorism came to rural Wise County when an anonymous, possibly foreign, hacker left an obscene message against the United States government on the county’s circuit-court webcam. J. Jack Kennedy Jr., clerk of the circuit court and the driving force ...

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Lapsed Security Interest Won't 'Relate Back' (access required)

Secured creditors cannot look to Virginia’s “relation back” provision to cure a lapsed security interest, a circuit judge has ruled in a case of first impression. Aiming to establish priority over a competitor, the creditors contended that the relation back ...

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MDP Merits Debated Before Roanoke Bar (access required)

ROANOKE — Let the market decide, or buyer beware? In short, those were the opposing positions taken by attorneys debating the merits of multidisciplinary practice in Virginia at last week’s meeting of the Roanoke Bar Association. On one side was ...

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