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Judge choices dominate legal highlights for 2012 (access required)

Judges and judgeships again made headlines in Virginia legal news in 2012, with the General Assembly earning national attention with its rejection of an openly gay candidate for a general district court seat. The leading VLW story was a report ...

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Dump truck driver struck and killed by train on private roadway – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a dump truck driver carrying gravel to a worksite on private land reached by a private road within Prince William County. As the decedent traveled down a dirt road to an unmarked railroad crossing, his view to ...

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High court hears record wrongful death appeal (access required)

A man should not keep a jury award for his wife’s death when he and his lawyer conspired to remove photos from his Facebook page and then lied about it to the court, a defense lawyer told the Supreme Court ...

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Sister wins $1.4M in suit against brother over mom’s estate – $1,422,523 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed suit naming three defendants: 1) plaintiff’s brother in his capacity as the administrator of their mother’s estate, 2) plaintiff’s brother individually, and 3) plaintiff’s sister-in-law. The case involved the defendant brother/son obtaining funds from his parents’ trusts in ...

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Worker’s leg crushed due to faulty dock plate – $1,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was injured while unloading a truck at Fort Belvoir. He was using a dock plate whose braking system failed, allowing it to rise up uncommanded, catching his leg between the dock plate and the pallet jack he was using. ...

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Wrongful death due to delay in lung cancer diagnosis – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This wrongful death action was originally filed as a personal injury suit for failure to diagnose lung cancer. The plaintiff died during the pendency of the case, and it was amended to a wrongful death action, prosecuted by two adult ...

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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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