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Tag Archives: Judge William N. Alexander II

Head-on collision left plaintiff with severe headaches – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was struck head-on on Va. Rt. 40 in Franklin County by a vehicle operated by the defendant. Defendant veered into plaintiff’s lane of travel. Both vehicles were damaged, and defendant admitted liability for the accident. Plaintiff went to the ...

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University President Out as Defendant (access required)

A Montgomery County Circuit Court dismisses, on res judicata grounds, Virginia Tech’s university president as a defendant in this negligence suit filed by the estates of two students who were fatally shot on April 16, 2007, but says plaintiffs’ claims ...

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Hall: AG should quit Tech shootings case (access required)

The lawyer for the families suing Virginia Tech over the April 16 shootings says Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should step aside from representing the school because of his public comments about the lawsuits. Accusing Cuccinelli of jeopardizing a fair ...

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Recusal can be a touchy moment for a lawyer (access required)

It can be a ticklish and touchy moment for a lawyer: the judge in a case has a conflict and needs to pass the file to a colleague. But whether, and how, to ask a judge to recuse herself can ...

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Ad damnum, defamation cases settled while on appeal (access required)

Don’t look for rulings from the Supreme Court of Virginia in the Spear ad damnum case or the much-litigated defamation claim of a former Raytheon Technical Services Co. executive. Both have been settled under confidential terms, less than two weeks ...

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Another circuit judge rejects ‘Spear’ rationale (access required)

Denounced by plaintiffs’ lawyers, the groundbreaking decision in Spear v. Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has found few friends in the Virginia judiciary. The latest judge to reject the “once-and-for-all ad damnum” rule of Spear is Franklin County Circuit Judge William ...

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