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Sister wins $1.4M in suit against brother over mom’s estate – $1,422,523 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed suit naming three defendants: 1) plaintiff’s brother in his capacity as the administrator of their mother’s estate, 2) plaintiff’s brother individually, and 3) plaintiff’s sister-in-law. The case involved the defendant brother/son obtaining funds from his parents’ trusts in ...

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Plaintiff recovers damages, despite evidence of pre-existing condition – $220,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from an automobile accident where liability was admitted. The parties entered into a $250,000-$50,000 high/low agreement. All of the doctors involved in the case agreed that the plaintiff had significant pre-existing degenerative disc disease prior to the ...

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Judge strikes down petition-circulator law (access required)

Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions on behalf of third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney said the restriction violates the First Amendment and is not narrowly tailored to promote ...

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