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A few notes on legal style (access required)

In argument, style is the form into which you put the content of your ideas, the manner in which you convey the substance of your case. An appealing courtroom style may come more naturally for some than for others. Nevertheless, ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (364990) (access required)

#13$1.08 million Confidential Largest demand: $1,080,000 Highest offer: None Type of case: Medical malpractice Case name: Confidential Court: Winchester Circuit Court Attorneys: Richard L. Nagle and Hillary T. Taylor, Fairfax Summary: This case involved a 78-year-old woman who presented to ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (364991) (access required)

#12 – $1.1 million Mallison v. Doe Largest demand: $1,100,000 Highest offer: None Type of case: Medical malpractice Case name: Mallinson v. Doe Court: Circuit Court of Fairfax Attorneys: M. Pierce Rucker and Kenneth T. Roeber, Richmond Summary: This case ...

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Opposing counsel is a jerk: So what do you do? (access required)

Reflect for a moment on the proportion of jerk lawyers in your practice area. Professor Timothy Perrin defines a “Rambo” lawyer, a synonym for a jerk lawyer, as a lawyer with three characteristics: * a single-minded commitment to victory, a ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (364992) (access required)

#11 – $1.25 million Dawson v. Doe Largest demand: $1,250,000 Highest offer: None Type of case: Medical malpractice/wrongful death Case name: Dawson v. Doe Court: Fredericksburg Circuit Court Attorneys: M. Pierce Rucker and Kenneth T. Roeber, Richmond Summary: In this ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (access required)

#7 (tie) – $1.6 million Holmes v. Doe Radiology Group Largest demand: $1,600,000 Highest offer: None Type of case: Medical malpractice Case name: Holmes v. Doe Radiology Group Court: City of Richmond Circuit Court Attorneys: Carlyle R. Wimbish III and ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (364993) (access required)

#10 – $1.4 million Confidential Largest demand: $1,400,000 Highest offer: None Case name: Confidential Type of case: Medical malpractice Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Attorney: John F. Fitzpatrick and Ronald P. Herbert, Richmond Summary: In this case, the 15-year-old ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (364978) (access required)

#7 (tie) – $1.6 million Confidential Largest demand: $1,600,000 (ad damnum) Highest offer: No offer Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Attorneys: Ronald P. Herbert, Richmond Summary: In this case, the plaintiff was a 37-year-old secret service agent who worked the White ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (access required)

#1 – $25 million Confidential Largest demand: $25,000,000 Highest offer: None Court: Fairfax Circuit Court Attorneys: Richard L. Nagle and Heather N. Ellison, Fairfax; Mark M. Jones and Amy S. Gurgle, McLean; and Brian R. Sanderson and Gary W. Brown, ...

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Largest Defense Verdicts of 2005 (364979) (access required)

#7 (tie) – $1.6 million Merritt v. Wayne T. Luchetti, M.D. and Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicines, PLC Largest demand: $1,600,000 (ad damnum) Highest offer: No offer Court: Newport News Circuit Court Attorneys: Dante Filetti and Matthew Curtis, Norfolk ...

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