While traumatic brain injury cases have been responsible for some of Virginia’s largest verdicts in recent years, a just-ended TBI case in Norfolk federal court brought several defense victories, including limits on testimony from familiar expert witnesses for plaintiffs. The ...Read More »
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A driver who injured a pedestrian had a minimum-limits insurance policy with $25,000 in coverage. He was covered by his dad’s umbrella policy, but it could not be tapped unless there was a claim worth more than $250,000. The pedestrian ...Read More »
The embattled Peanut Corp. of America has filed for bankruptcy in the Western District of Virginia. The Lynchburg-headquartered company is facing a federal criminal investigation and an expected flood of lawsuits over peanut products allegedly tainted with salmonella bacteria. PCA’s ...
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Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, “You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake.” Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before. If you recognize those words ...Read More »
Los Angeles-based business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is red-faced over its apparent disclosure of a confidential settlement amount in a firm brochure trumpeting its successes. The inadvertant disclosure is particularly ironic because the firm went to ...
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Plaintiffs’ lawyers hope that a recent ruling will help turn the tide against a series of decisions that has hampered their efforts to win punitive damages from drunken drivers. The Jan. 13 ruling by Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Frederick G. ...Read More »