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Whistleblower prevails in first SOX trial in Virginia – $950,000 Verdict (access required)

In this whistleblower case, plaintiff Andrea Gail Jones alleged defendants SouthPeak Interactive Corporation of Delaware, Terry M. Phillips and Melanie J. Mroz terminated her on Aug. 14, 2009, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1514A, the anti-retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley ...

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Whistleblower wins $950,000 (access required)

A whistleblower seeking protection under the anti-retaliation provision of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act won $950,000 in what is believed to be the first trial under the statute in the state. After reporting intentional or fraudulent actions by employees at Midlothian-based ...

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Driver ran off highway overpass, landed on plaintiff’s vehicle – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 8, 2010, the plaintiff was traveling on Western Street in Hopewell near the I-295 overpass when the defendant, who was traveling on I-295, ran off the embankment near the overpass and landed on the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant ...

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Five judicial candidates deemed ‘highly qualified’ (access required)

Five candidates for the U.S. district court judgeship to be vacated by Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond when he takes senior status in March have been rated as “highly qualified” by the Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. ...

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Washington Redskins face ‘bounty’ suit (access required)


As the Washington Redskins prepare for a fresh start in their brand new training camp near downtown Richmond, the team faces a legal claim from a player injured in 2004. In what may be the first case of its kind, ...

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Annual report’s ‘red flags’ support shareholder suit (access required)

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Shareholders are suing a bank’s directors for not paying sufficient attention to the bank’s annual report. The shareholders’ derivative action alleges the annual report threw up “red flags” that should have allowed the defendants to ward off regulatory action that ...

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Court sanctions put doctor’s insurance coverage at risk (access required)

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A doctor hamstrung by court penalties in a medical malpractice case now has another problem. With trial set later this month, his medical malpractice insurance company is asking a judge to allow it to walk away from the case, leaving ...

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