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Punitives award of $100K reinstated (access required)


Two plaintiffs suffered minor injuries in an auto accident when their vehicle was struck by a drunken driver talking on a cellphone. A jury awarded plaintiff Victoria Coalson $5,600 and plaintiff Michael Stemke $14,000, and awarded each plaintiff punitive damages ...

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Infant diagnosed with cerebral palsy, intellectual disability – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a nearly full term girl born on Oct. 24, 2005. The baby was admitted to the newborn nursery. She had no root reflex and problems breast feeding on Oct. 25. She was discharged home on Oct. 26. ...

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NoVa lawyers using ‘rate chart’ to get fees (access required)

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Attorneys handling complex civil litigation in Northern Virginia are making use of a new benchmark to win higher fee awards from federal judges, including a 2011 award of more than $4 million. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has ...

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Plaintiffs claim acetaminophen toxicity led to child’s liver failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 17, 2008, a 6-year-old girl suffered fulminant liver failure and encephalopathy, necessitating a liver transplant and leading to permanent brain injury. The plaintiffs claimed that the child’s liver failed as a result of acetaminophen she received in the ...

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Pedestrian struck in Old Town Alexandria crosswalk – $550,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a pedestrian in Old Town Alexandria who was crossing the street in a crosswalk with her husband in the evening when she was struck by the defendant’s car. Her husband avoided being struck but he still received minor ...

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Former DynCorp employee entitled to full retention payment – $5,081,622 Verdict (access required)

Phoenix Consulting Group was bought by DynCorp in October 2009. The owner of Phoenix Consulting Group wanted to give a large bonus from the proceeds of the sale to the president of Phoenix, Col. Gerald York. DynCorp required the owner ...

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Bylaws ‘Reference’ Does Not Create Contract (access required)

Three vice presidents of defendant company terminated after they worked to set up a subsidiary office in the United Arab Emirates cannot rebut the presumption that they were at-will employees with a claim that their offer letters or memoranda incorporated ...

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