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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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Largest Verdicts of 2002 (access required)

In the year of the well-publicized woes of Enron, Arthur Andersen and WorldCom, Virginia juries punished fraudulent behavior with three of the largest verdicts in 2002. Of the year’s largest verdicts, the fraud cases — including the runaway top verdict, ...

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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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Portsmouth Jury Returns Record $60M P.I. Verdict (access required)

Tying a record for personal injury verdicts in Virginia, a Portsmouth jury awarded $60 million in August to a North Carolina man who suffered a severe brain injury when his car was struck head-on by a delivery van in Suffolk. ...

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Canadian Firm Hit For $23.1M In Patent Infringement Suit (access required)

In November, a federal jury in Richmond ordered the Canadian company that manufactures the popular BlackBerry handheld e-mail device to pay Virginia-based NTP Inc. $23.1 for infringing on eight of the Virginia company’s patents. NTP had claimed that the Canadian ...

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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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Terrorism Trials Shine Spotlight On Virginia (access required)

The government’s effort to eradicate terrorism has been front-page news from the moment the first plane struck the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. And while this ongoing story – really, a series of stories with a common thread ...

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Changes In Virginia Law Subtle In '02 (access required)

Although 2002 has not been a year for blockbuster cases, there have been certain incremental shifts in the law. For lawyers who like to look for such subtleties, the following list of interesting cases reported in the past year may ...

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The VSB: A Look Back At The Bar In 2002 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar saw two major projects end with different results during 2002. And a third is close to resolution. One big project was approved: A consolidation of the rules that govern lawyer disciplinary proceedings was adopted by the ...

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