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Plaintiffs on a roll in Campbell County

Claims handlers take note: Juries have grown generous for personal injury plaintiffs in Campbell County. The county has seen six straight plaintiffs’ verdicts, Circuit Judge John T. Cook told the Lynchburg Bar Association Wednesday. The total of the verdicts was ...

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Plaintiffs on a roll in Campbell County

Claims handlers take note: Juries have grown generous for personal injury plaintiffs in Campbell County. The county has seen six straight plaintiffs’ verdicts, Circuit Judge John T. Cook told the Lynchburg Bar Association Wednesday. The total of the verdicts was ...

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College board member gets locked up in Williamsburg

A Washington lawyer who formerly served as a special assistant to the president at the White House reportedly spent the night in jail while visiting Williamsburg last month. The Virginia Gazette reports Laura L. Flippin was charged with public intoxication ...

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Judge’s opinion rendered as email message

In yet another sign of the post-paper era, a judge has digitally delivered not a “letter opinion,” but an “email opinion” to communicate a ruling to the parties. Judges often send their letter opinions as email attachments, and many arrive ...

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DuPont can protect its trade secrets, wins largest verdict ever in Virginia (access required)

DuPont, the chemical giant, hopes to send a “landmark” message about respecting trade secrets with a historic $919.9-million Virginia verdict this month. A Richmond federal jury returned the award after an eight-week trial featuring claims of international industrial espionage involving ...

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