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$8.47M scored for asbestos in Newport News

A Newport News circuit judge has entered judgment for $8.47 million in an asbestos case against defendant John Crane Inc. In February, a jury handed down a $9.18 million verdict to the family of John Bristow, a retired shipyard worker ...

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Verdict is $15 million for wrongful death of wife

A man facing a life sentence for the murder of his wife has been hit with a record-breaking civil verdict arising from the same crime. The $15 million verdict appears to be the largest wrongful death award handed down by ...

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Million-Dollar Settlements

Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported a total of 49 million-dollar settlements over the past year. This figure is significantly higher than the 2010 survey, which featured 37 settlements. To qualify for the survey, a settlement must have been for at least ...

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Two p.i. attorneys join forces in Norfolk

Hampton Roads attorneys John M. Cooper (pictured above, left) and James G. Hurley Jr. (right) have formed a new personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, in Norfolk. Hurley has most recently been practicing as the Hurley Law Firm and Cooper ...

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Doan v. Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. (access required)

Type of case: Personal Injury Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Attorney: Douglas B. Wessel, Reston Summary: A “friendly bear hug” by an employee at a Fairfax County Lowe’s resulted in a customer’s spinal cord injury. The employee, who is 6’2 ...

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Jafer v. DiMattina MD (access required)

Type of case: Medical Malpractice Court: Arlington County Circuit Court Attorneys: Malcolm P. McConnell III and Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond Summary: A 30-year-old woman suffered a stroke after undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy. She alleged that the defendant physician was ...

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