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Bank settles Fair Credit suit over use of info for employment – $12,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the de­fendant violated the Fair Credit Report­ing Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (FCRA) by failing to provide a proper written disclosure that the employer would ob­tain a consumer re­port for employment purposes, failing to ...

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Defendant trucker had been on duty for 37 hours before rear-ender – $6,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling to Northern Virginia from North Carolina on I-95 at night when his vehi­cle sustained a flat tire. After changing the tire, the plaintiff merged back into the right travel lane where he was struck by the defendants’ ...

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Tristram T. Hyde IV (access required)

Retired General District Judge Tristram T. Hyde IV of Litwalton died April 18 of brain cancer. He was 75. He was a graduate of Hamp­den-Sydney College and the Univer­sity of Virginia law school. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps ...

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Johnny S. Joannou (access required)

Portsmouth lawyer and former legis­lator Johnny S. Joannou died on May 6 of lung cancer. He was 76. Del. Joannou served more than 30 years in the General Assembly before his defeat last summer in a House of Delegates primary. ...

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Extent of shoulder injuries was issue in rear-ender suit – $25,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a rear-end collision that resulted in minimal damage to both vehicles. The defendant stipulated to liability. The defendant was un­able to appear at trial because of age-related health problems and testified by deposition that she was travel­ing about ...

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Doctor tied off wrong vein during pancreas operation – Settlement (access required)

The decedent was inci­dentally diagnosed with a suspected cancerous mass in his pancreas in Septem­ber 2012. The cancer was totally confined within the head of the pancreas, without metastases. The decedent submitted to a pancreaticoduodenec­tomy (also known as a Whipple ...

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Lelia Baum Hopper (access required)

Virginia court official Lelia Baum Hopper of Richmond passed away on April 28. Ms. Hopper served as the director of the Court Improvement Project at the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia from the in­ception ...

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