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Victim clears suit hurdles, gains $6.5M settlement (access required)

Rear-Ender Car Accident FEA

A case that looked discouraging at first proved worthy of a recent $6.5 million settlement for a man severely injured in an interstate crash. As they kept digging, the victim’s lawyers say they slowly uncovered facts that enhanced the defendant’s ...

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Lawsuit describes brutal jail stay

A $60 million lawsuit describes horrific conditions at the Portsmouth jail where a 24-year-old mentally disabled inmate died in August. The suit – filed May 10 – seeks actual and punitive damages for the death of Jamycheal Mitchell on Aug. ...

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Hoffman named to Newport News judgeship

Circuit judges have selected Newport News attorney Matthew W. Hoffman to fill a general district bench vacancy. The interim appointment to replace Judge Richard C. Kerns lasts until the next General Assembly session. The Daily Press reports the Assembly left ...

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Justices hear products liability appeal (access required)

Furnaces Water Heaters FEA

A group of former Virginia Tech students who were poisoned by carbon monoxide from an over­worked water heater could get a second chance to recover from the manufacturer of the heater. The Supreme Court of Virginia is consid­ering whether a ...

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