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Court Upholds Virginia Capital Sentencing Laws (access required)

A Virginia defendant cannot overturn his 2011 death sentence based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court declaring unconstitutio nal Florida’s capital-sentencing scheme, in which a jury renders an “advisory sentence” but a judge must independently weigh the aggravating and mitigating ...

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Foot injury from rearender required three surgeries – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 42-year-old female who was a passen­ger in a motor vehi­cle being operated by her husband, travelling east­bound on Route 7 in Fairfax Coun­ty. The defendant was operating his vehicle directly be­hind plaintiff when he collided with plaintiff’s ...

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‘Black Box’ data key in auto death case – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was an 85-year-old widowed female who was in reasonably good health, living alone and self-sufficient. She was a driver killed in a two-vehicle intersection collision. She had been proceeding straight on Braddock Road and the other driver, going ...

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