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Qui Tam action alleges military contractor inflated cost estimates – $18,161,393 Settlement (access required)

Former Calnet CFO Kim Chao filed a qui tam action in federal court, alleging false claims on three different “cost plus” contracts with the United States Department of the Army. In a “cost plus” arrangement, a contractor is paid for ...

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Newspaper defamed school principal and his son, jury finds – $3,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 18, 2009, The Virginian-Pilot published a news article, authored by Louis Hansen, about Phillip Webb, a public school assistant principal, and his son, a student in the same school system. Plaintiff alleged the defendant newspaper falsely implied that ...

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Jury finds lender liable for civil fraud and tortious interference – $75,668 Verdict (access required)

Quantum Money LLC was formed in 2009 by a novice real estate investor. The plaintiff identified an attractive investment property and applied for financing through Equity Development Corporation, which at the time was engaged in the business of “hard money” ...

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Condemnation resulted in total loss of utility for bank branch building – $1,015,555 Settlement (access required)

In 2003, the transportation commissioner filed certificates of take for nine parcels held by landowners, who later conveyed three of those parcels to the respondents in this case. The take was part of the Warwick Boulevard widening project in Newport ...

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Jury finds for businessman in criminal tax case – Defense Verdict (access required)

A Fredericksburg entrepreneur and small businessman was involved in a criminal tax case in federal court. The IRS and the Department of Justice charged the businessman with willfully filing false tax returns for the years 2006-2009 by understating his Schedule ...

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McDonald’s restaurant forced to close after taking of land – $614,534 Settlement (access required)

In 2003, the transportation commissioner filed certificates of take for nine parcels held by the landowners, Hiden Associates and Hussey Associates, as part of the Warwick Boulevard widening project in Newport News. McDonald’s intervened as a tenant as to one ...

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Laceration of artery during surgery led to amputation – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the inadvertent laceration of the popliteal artery during knee surgery that eventually required amputation of the patient’s leg. The plaintiff was a 52-year-old woman who underwent revision of a right total knee replacement on Sept. 13, 2010. ...

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