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Spencer to serve on rules panel (access required)

University of Virginia law Prof. A. Benjamin Spencer has been named to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the U.S. Judicial Conference. The Judicial Conference is the principal policymaking body of the U.S. courts and is charged with developing ...

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Jury awards $300K for spinal injury in accident – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a government contractor and volunteer firefighter, was injured in a collision that occurred on Route 7 in Leesburg. The defendant unsuccessfully attempted to cross the two westbound lanes of Route 7 to turn left from a side street onto ...

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Driver stopped at red light, did not look up before moving – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff and her mother had driven together to the plaintiff’s gym on May 20, 2014. The plaintiff’s mother, a native and part-time resident of the People’s Republic of China, decided to walk home from the gym at approximately 9:30 ...

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Bar Council election results posted (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has posted results of last month’s voting for posts on the VSB Bar Council. VSB members voted electronically between April 10 and April 28. The following persons have been newly elected or reelected to three-year terms ...

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Car wreck case settled for $500K over available insurance – $1,473,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 2, 2015, a defendant dump truck driver rounded a blind curve on Evergreen Mill Road near Aldie. The dump-truck driver failed to heed warning signs and rumble strips cautioning drivers to watch for stopped vehicles. The dump truck ...

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Man suffered finger, shoulder injuries in wreck – $73,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 58-year-old man, was injured when defendant swerved her car into his lane of traffic and collided with his car. Defendant contested liability. Plaintiff’s expert testified that plaintiff needed two surgeries — arthroscopy and a fusion of the DP ...

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