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Largest Verdicts of 2002 — The List (access required)

#1 $177 Million Andrews v. Primus Telecommunications Group, et al. Type of Case: Fraud and Securities Fraud Court: USDC, Alexandria Virginia Attorney: Bernard J. DiMuro, Alexandria Summary: A federal jury in Alexandria found a Northern Virginia company that provided online ...

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Jury Hits 'Net Startup With $177 Million Verdict (access required)

An Alexandria jury awarded the largest verdict in Virginia history when it found that an online tutoring company had defrauded 13 investors and sales consultants. The jury found that TutorNet.com Inc., a Northern Virginia company, misrepresented its financial strength and ...

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Richmond Scam Victims Receive $8.57M Award (access required)

A wrathful Richmond jury hit a group of local religious figures with an $8.57 million verdict for defrauding investors in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. Drawing on their links to area churches, the group touted an “investment debenture program” that promised ...

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General Assembly (access required)

Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore last week released his agenda for the 2003 General Assembly session, with the ongoing battle against identity theft as one of his signature initiatives. Affecting approximately one in five Americans, identity theft is estimated to ...

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The Fine Print (access required)

LEGALLY SPEAKING By David Dempsey Miranda Publishing $49.95 Unlike many “how-to” guidebooks – which often put the “less” in lifeless prose – David Dempsey’s “Legally Speaking” provides a lively blueprint for successful oral presentations anywhere from the courtroom to the ...

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The Best Of 2002 (access required)

So what was the biggest news story in the Virginia legal world during 2002? This year, we’re going to let you tell us. Below, we have selected 10 significant stories from the past year, along with a brief explanation for ...

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