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Tag Archives: Judge Randall D. Smith

Woman attacked by dog in neighbor’s home – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was bitten in the face and hand by a 130-pound Akita while petting the dog in the defendants’ home. Plaintiff and defendants were at a neighborhood gathering when plaintiff and a witness accompanied one of the defendants to her ...

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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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Recount Petition Came Too Late (access required)

A Goochland County Circuit Court dismisses a petition for recount as petitioner did not cause the petition to be served on respondent within 10 days after certification of the election results as required by Va. Code § 24.2-801. The court ...

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Student says paper defamed him with bullying allegation – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A newspaper article about an assault case falsely stated that a high school athlete routinely bullied another student at Great Bridge High School. The article reported accurately that the plaintiff had been convicted of assaulting the father of the student ...

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