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Trade secrets case remanded to district court, defendant settles – $275,000,000 Settlement (access required)

DuPont accused Kolon, a South Korean company, of stealing trade secrets related to Kevlar. The case proceeded to trial in July 2011, and on Sept. 14, 2011, after a seven-week trial, a U.S. District Court jury in Richmond rendered a ...

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Spinal operation performed at wrong level, further surgery required – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 44, was married, a father of three young children and employed full time in a position that required travel across Virginia. He had a long history of minor neck pain for which he underwent conservative treatments, physical therapy ...

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Psoriasis medication led to brain damage in HIV-positive patient – $3,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 37-year-old HIV-positive patient. He worked as a space engineer for a large defense contractor. Plaintiff also suffered from psoriasis, a debilitating skin condition. Plaintiff sought treatment for his psoriasis from a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed a biologic, ...

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Teen rendered paraplegic in Jeep rollover accident – $1,795,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by the defendant on June 7, 2014, when the vehicle veered across the roadway and overturned several times before finally coming to rest. The wreck happened on Brunswick ...

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Defendant tried to pass truck, struck decedent’s vehicle head on – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A mother of two was killed when the defendant collided head-on with her vehicle as he was trying to pass a tractor-trailer on Route 340 in Rockingham County. The accident occurred on a foggy morning. A witness, who was driving ...

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Nerve damage from motorcycle wreck caused chronic nausea – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

During the summer of 2013, the plaintiff, a retired registered nurse, was the passenger on the back of her friend’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They were taking a short ride in the Fredericksburg area on a 55 mph highway on a sunny ...

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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Nursing students sue after school loses accreditation, closes – $17,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Mountain State University on behalf of a Bachelor of Science in nursing student and other similarly situated nursing students and graduates, alleging that MSU failed to honestly and accurately represent the ...

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ATV fell off forklift, striking plaintiff – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old truck driver, sustained injuries on Nov. 4, 2010, when defendant’s employee was in the process of offloading an ATV from plaintiff’s truck with a forklift after plaintiff had delivered the truck to the premises of the defendant ...

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