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Former judge fails to avoid defamation judgment (access required)

Former Newport News Circuit Judge Verbena Askew struck out at the Supreme Court with a two-pronged effort to undo a $350,000 defamation judgment against her. Askew was found liable for telling newspaper reporters a former court staffer had been “institutionalized.” ...

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Wins for both sides in med-mal cases (access required)

A man whose wife died after outpatient plastic surgery can keep his $1.95 million jury award in a Virginia Beach medical malpractice case tried in 2010. Thirty-three hours after the surgery on her breasts and abdomen, the 36-year-old mother of ...

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Supreme Court to consider GPS tracking (access required)

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that secret GPS tracking by police is a search that likely requires a warrant, the Virginia Supreme Court will consider the case of a Northern Virginia assault suspect who was caught ...

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High court reinstates ‘horseplay’ jury award (access required)

A construction worker injured during workplace “horseplay” was entitled to keep his $75,000 award against the construction company, the Supreme Court of Virginia said today. Donald Samuel filed his negligence action against C.W. Wright Construction Company in 2007 after the ...

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