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Doctors vs. Lawyers (access required)

Doctors and lawyers. The two groups haven’t always been the best of friends. For one thing, lawyers sue doctors in medical malpractice cases. And the two groups have duked it out in the General Assembly with regularity. This year, the ...

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Large Cases Down, Med-Mal Verdicts Up (access required)

Two findings jump out immediately from Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s survey of the “Largest Verdicts of 2003.” Really big verdicts are less prevalent. The top verdict of the year was a $35 million award, handed down by a Norfolk federal jury ...

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The Largest Verdicts of 2003 (access required)

#1$35 MillionMercExchange LLC v. eBay Type of Case: Intellectual PropertyCourt: USDC, Eastern DistrictVirginia Attorney: Greg N. Stillman, Norfolk Summary: A Norfolk federal jury found that online auction giant eBay had infringed on two patents owned by Northern Virginia lawyer and ...

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Best Of 2003 (access required)

Top News Stories In 2003, the top news story of the year was the collapse of ANLIR, the commonwealth’s largest legal malpractice insurer. ANLIR and its sister companies were put into receivership by insurance officials in two states, Virginia and ...

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The Top 10 News Stories of 2003 (access required)

2003 was an unusually full year for legal news in Virginia. From the problems created by the fall of Glen Allen-based insurance giant Reciprocal of America to the installation of Virginia’s first new Chief Justice in 20-plus years, from the ...

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